(edited from GossipExtra.com) - Shannon Cake, anchor of the 5:30 p.m. news on WPTV-Channel 5 and 10 p.m. on WFLX-Fox 29, says she’s stepping down from the Fox newscast after asking her bosses to work part-time.
Cake, who’s been at the NBC affiliate for 18 years, tells Gossip Extra exclusively that pressing family matters took precedent over her heavy work load.
“It’s something that we worked on for months,” said Cake, who’s also an investigative reporter. “My parents are getting older and my dad had a health scare recently. That was a wake up call.
“And then, when you get to sleep every morning at 2 a.m. after work, you’re not really good to anyone in the morning. My two children (3 and 5) need me….Cont….