TCPalm has a story on now former WPTV anchor Jamie Holmes and why he left the station so abruptly.
Holmes says he started planning his departure “…six or seven months ago” and that there was no ill will between him and WPTV.
“I realized it was time to get out of the business,” said Holmes, 34. “I felt like all of my opportunities in television had been exhausted and I was looking for other companies that offered me more opportunities.”
According to TCPalm Jamie Holmes joined Venue Marketing Group, a product marketing and image management company in Riviera Beach.
Jamie Holmes quit WPTV two weeks ago, around the same time Jay Cashmere was named the new anchor for the 5:30pm newscast replacing WPTV anchor Chandra Bill who announced she plans to leave the station by May 2010.
Holmes’ departure generated some chatter because he was considered the top choice to take over for long-time WPTV anchor Jim Sackett when he retires.