Anchor Jamie Holmes Leaves Palm Beach’s WPTV

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Palm Beach Post

The talent faucet is still dribbling at WPTV-Channel 5. Weekend anchorman Jamie Holmes, who was once seen as an heir apparent to star news reader Jim Sackett, quit this week, according to several sources.

Holmes’ last day is supposed to be tomorrow, but insiders are telling me he blew off work today and called in sick Monday and Tuesday.


Holmes, 34, gave his two weeks notice the day after he was dissed in a staff shuffling sparked by the 23-year veteran Chandra Bill announcement that she, too, is leaving.

Holmes was made a full-time street reporter and lost his weekend anchoring desk instead of being picked to replace Bill on the highly-rated 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. newscasts.

Holmes wasn’t even out the door officially that the stations website wiped his name and bio off the on-air talent list Thursday. More…