Marla Weech is back in the anchor chair

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marlaweechWonder what’s been up with former WFTV and WKMG anchor Marla Weech?

Weech, who lost her job at Local 6 in the station’s first wave of layoffs in July 2008,  was spotted back in the anchor chair on Tuesday — this time providing coverage of a satellite launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Yes, you read that correctly: Kazakhstan. Even though the launch was halfway around the world, Weech wasn’t.

She and launch expert Russ Prytula helmed coverage for International Launch Services from studios in Cape Canaveral. Tuesday’s launch, the 53rd of the Proton rocket, was for AsiaSat. Weech also anchored an earlier Proton launch that had a Sirius-FM satellite on board. The company’s next launch is set for mid-September.

Click here for video of Weech’s launch coverage.

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  1. HOORAY!!!!! This is good news, my wife and I have missed Marla on the local channels evening newscast.

    Good luck Marla and GOD SPEED.

  2. You can’t keep a good woman down. And that is what Marla is! Glad to see she is doing what she loves again.
    Best of luck and wishes Marla.

  3. So happy to learn you are back doing what you love. We have always enjoyed watching you doing the news and miss you terribly. It just isn’t the same. Lots of good luck and May God Bless

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