Mark McEwen, the former WKMG anchor who survived a stroke while working at the Orlando CBS affiliate is set to return to the station.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, McEwen, who came to WKMG in 2004 after 16 years with the CBS This Morning, will contribute two reports a week.
“We’re here to show the positive light on things, telling stories you might not hear anywhere else … about heroes who may be across the street,” McEwen told the Sentinel.
McEwen had a massive stroke in 2005.
Since leaving WKMG, McEwen said he has been “giving speeches, getting healthy, writing a book [‘Change in the Weather’].” He also hosted a proposed series called “McEwen’s Mark,” but that is over, he said.
McEwen said he wanted to be an example to the public that people can come back from strokes. “It’s something to achieve, something to set your course by,” he said. “I would like to help people know there is life after a tragedy in their lives. There’s part 2, part 3.”