Sandra Hughes Un-Retires After 6 Years, Returns to WFMY

By Kevin Eck 

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Sandra Hughes retired from WFMY six years ago after working there for all 38 years of her broadcast career.

The Greensboro, N.C. CBS affiliate announced today that Hughes is returning Monday to co-anchor with Julie Luck at 6 p.m.

“Sandra is one of the most recognizable, even beloved journalists here because she’s everyone’s neighbor. Sandra is the news lady everyone knows … and trusts,” said WFMY president and GM Larry Audas. “The admiration and affection this community has for Sandra is incredible, and it’s our privilege to welcome her back home.”

Hughes takes the place of Frank Mickens who is leaving the station for a larger market. “Frank will transition off the 6 p.m. news, but continue to co-anchor the 5 and 11 with Julie until the end of the year,” said Audas who also said Mickens will announce where he’s going as soon as the details are worked out.

Audas says he and Hughes have agreed not to have any expectations about how long it will last. “If she/we find it all works well, we’ll continue,” said Audas. “If retirement becomes inviting again, we’ll reassess.”