CAPE CORAL — Popular TV anchor and reporter Amy Wegmann, who left her job at FOX 4 to help her husband, Trey Radel, run for Congress in 2012, has returned to the network.
Radel, a Republican from Fort Myers, won the election for the 19th District. But he resigned after about a year in office. His exit came in January, two months after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug possession charge that stemmed from when he bought cocaine from an undercover federal agent. Former auto supply industry CEO Curt Clawson won a special election for the seat in June.
Wegmann officially returns to FOX 4 today. She will co-anchor FOX 4 Rising with Miriam Zamorano, according to a release. A Lee County native, Wegmann initially joined FOX 4 in 2004. She was a reporter, weekend anchor, FOX 4 co-anchor and main news anchor.
“Amy is a hometown girl from Cape Coral and has always been well received in our Southwest Florida communities,” FOX 4 Vice President and General Manager Charlie Henrich says in the statement.
Adds Wegmann in the release: “It's like returning home to family. I couldn't be more excited to be back on a newscast that I helped build back in its infancy.”
Milwaukee-based Journal Broadcast Group owns FOX 4, which is based in Cape Coral and covers the Fort Myers and Naples markets. Journal Broadcast owns and operates 14 TV stations and 35 radio stations in 11 states.