WFTX Anchor Amy Wegmann Takes Leave as Her Husband Runs for Congress

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By Andrew Gauthier

Anchor Amy Wegmann is taking a leave of absence from WFTX as her husband, Trey Radel, runs for congress.

Wegmann, who anchors WFTX’s 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts, has been on maternity leave from the Fox-affiliate since giving birth in December.  According to the Naples News, Wegmann is now taking an indefinite leave of absence as Radel campaigns.

Radel, a former anchor at WINK, announced his bid for Florida’s 14th Congressional District in early January.

The move allows Wegmann to support her husband during his run while also protecting WFTX from potential conflicts as the station covers his campaign.

“I am very pleased that Fox 4 understands how important it is for me to support Trey while he runs for U.S. House of Representatives,” Wegmann said. “At the same time it allows Fox 4 to remain committed to coverage of this important election.”