Joy Purdy rejoins Channel 4 news

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:55:15 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 13 2013 05:13:16 PM EDT

Joy Purdy was last on Channel 4 in 2000.


Joy Purdy is rejoining the Channel 4 news team and will anchor weeknights at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. with Rob Sweeting.

Purdy was a weekend anchor and reporter at WJXT from 1995-2000. She left WJXT in 2000 to anchor newscasts at WFOR in Miami. After leaving television earlier this year, she spent time with her young children and saw her stepdaughter graduate from the University of North Florida.

Now Joy is returning to television news and back home to The Local Station.

"We’ve been looking for just the right person to join Mary Baer, Tom Wills and Rob Sweeting in the evenings," said Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis. "Joy is like so many of us, trying to find the time to balance all the things important in life between home and work. To have her back with her original TV family at The Local Station and bring that perspective to our viewers who are trying to do the same thing is the perfect match."

"I was able to spend important time at home with my baby. She is now a toddler, sleeping through the night, eating table food, and learning a lot from her older 3-year-old sister!" Purdy said. "Now that things have calmed down at home, I look forward to rejoining an incredible news team who are like family to me!"


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