**This blog post was EDITED on 4/2/20 to say…. In light of our country’s position in the COVID-19 pandemic, I have decided to extend my stay at WESH for a few more weeks. My last day on Sunrise will be May 22. Stay safe, friends!**
“Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.” -Jim Rohn
Most people don’t like change. I am usually one of them.
But sometimes change is necessary, even when it’s painful.
It is with bittersweet emotion, I write this post sharing that after 18 years with WESH-2 I am hanging up my weather clicker and smashing my alarm clock.
After May 22, 2020 I will no longer be the morning Sunrise meteorologist.
I absolutely love the work I do as a broadcast meteorologist, but waking up at 2 AM every day for so many years has taken its toll. I only have 2 years before my oldest heads off to college and I never want to look back with regret that I missed these important family moments and events that will pass so quickly.
With that in mind, I have made the extremely difficult decision to not renew my contract.
WESH-2 has been my home since 2002 and I’ve been part of a team with some of the best in the TV business.
Thank you for welcoming me into your homes every morning. Thank you for waking up with WESH and weathering so many storms and hurricanes with me. I will miss our daily visits, but I hope you can understand I had to make this decision for my own sanity, freedom, and flexibility.
I am not leaving Central Florida. I’ll still be living here, and on social media, so please continue to follow me and keep in touch! You can also sign up for email updates on my website: amysweezey.com
I don’t know exactly what is next for me, other than visiting schools, sharing my children’s weather books, and doing some speaking. But I also know I have a lot left to give. I am looking forward to my next chapter… which includes many changes!