Jose Lambiet at Page2Live is reporting that WPTV anchorman Jamie Holmes gave his 2-week notice after he was passed for a promotion when Chandra Bill announced she’s taking on a lighter workload before leaving the station for good.
Holmes, who was considered the most likely replacement for Jim Sackett, was passed up and WPTV instead promoted Jay Cashmere to replace Chandra Bill.
Insiders told Lambiet that Holmes skipped work Monday and Tuesday and called in sick today with his last day at WPTV being tomorrow.
Jamie Holmes joined WPTV in 1998. Jay Cashmere joined WPTV in 2002.