Jessica Sanchez Leaving Orlando Station to Recover from Cancer

By Kevin Eck 

Jessica-Sanchez-jpgJessica Sanchez says she’s leaving WKMG to “concentrate on her recovery.”

Sanchez returned to the Orlando CBS affiliate in January after undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

“I have struggled with this decision for months because I love what I do, and I love the people at Local 6,” Sanchez said in a statement. “But after my long battle with cancer, my doctors are telling me to scale back on work and concentrate on my recovery, so I’m going to take time off to heal my body.”

WKMG VP and GM Skip Valet said “We have been working closely with Jessica throughout all of her decisions. While we respect Jessica’s decision, of course we will all miss our friend. As her friends, we know and understand that her health is always paramount.”

Sanchez announced Julie Broughton will take over as traffic reporter. Sanchez’ last day is Friday.