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Orlando Evening Anchor Leaves After May Sweeps

In Florida, FOX, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne on June 5, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Cale Ramaker (Courtesy: Orlando Sentinel)

Cale Ramaker, who spent the last seven years at FOX affiliate WOFL as an anchor, is no longer employed by the station.

The decision comes at the end of the May ratings period, where the FOX affiliate came in fourth.

A spokesperson for WOFL told the Orlando Sentinel Ramaker’s contract was not renewed. The station would not say whether or not he was fired, though Ramaker told South TV News via Twitter that the decision to leave was his.

From the article:

“In the first five years [of my career], we had some phenomenal ratings,” Ramaker told the Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker. “I played somewhat of a role in helping the station to be successful. It’s time to move on.”

His agent says he already has something else lined up, but would not disclose specifics.

“He has accepted another position, which we are not at liberty to discuss yet because his new station has not made an announcement,” agent Laurie Jacoby said. “He’s looking forward to a new challenge.”

Ramaker had been the anchor for the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts at WOFL.

The station is currently looking for replacements to fill the spot. Other on-air staff will temporarily fill the void until a permanent hire is made.

  1. […] South TV News reported earlier this month, Ramaker’s contract with WOFL was not renewed shortly after the May ratings period, though […]

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