WKMG reaches exit deal with Sosa

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Although morning anchor Jacquie Sosa is out at Local 6, she will remain on contract through most of the year but you won’t see her on air again. That’s the word from the Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell, who quotes WKMG GM Henry Maldonado as saying he and Sosa — still of maternity leave — reached the deal as part of a "mutual agreement."

Wrote Maxwell, "Maldonado wouldn’t say much else about the split with Sosa, who did a yeoman’s job carrying the mornings after Mark McEwen suffered a stroke and had to take leave. But he did say that he wants to center his station’s early day offerings around Lauren Rowe."

Maldonado said he is also close to signing a deal with a new sports anchor to replace Todd Lewis, whose contract wasn’t renewed.

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