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Laurel Sauer Leaving WPTV!


update 4.25pm: TCPalm article says Sauer will be out September 30. No comment from station prez/vp Steve Wasserman either.

The Palm Beach post says WPTV’s lead woman Laurel Sauer is leaving the station.

What’s striking though is the Post 2nd paragraph:

News Director Peter Roghaar sent a terse e-mail to staff Thursday, right before the 6 p.m. show that Sauer still hosted with Jim Sackett.

It read: “Laurel Sauer’s employment with WPTV ends on September 30. I know you join me in thanking Laurel for her years of service to WPTV and offering her your best wishes.“

The Post’s article also notes Sauer hasn’t been in any of the station’s promos for the last year and that there may not be any tearful goodbyes and week long send offs. When asked for comment WPTV ND Peter Roghaar answered with “I’ve got no comment”.

Sauer has been with WPTV for 20 years anchoring along with Jim Sackett. She worked at WPEC before that for 8 years.


  1. Laurel is a living legend. She will be missed. This news news business is unpredictable, especially during the recession. Joseph’s comment is foolish. Plenty of people decide to leave stations and stations decide not to renew contracts based on ECONOMICS. Hey Joseph. “You obviously don’t know anything about the news BUSINESS.”

  2. The question is how will this affect their ratings and will ‘PTV make further changes? Also, will this benefit ‘PEC and will they keep the same team of anchors intact or make changes too?


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