“Life is always full of unexpected twists, isn’t it?” said Warner in a statement on the WPMT website, “You never know when another fantastic opportunity will strike.”
Viewers will have to wait a few months before seeing Warner again on-air, though. She will join co-anchor Courtney Laydon, meteorologist Jeff Jumper and traffic reporter Chris Garrett for the morning news beginning May 1.
“We’re excited to welcome Heather back. We fielded a lot of viewer comments when she left, everything from wishing her well to wishing she would stay!” said news director David Silverstein who came to WPMT in September. “We know she’s going to be a dynamite fit for the morning show.”
Warner initially started at WPMT in 2003. She was replaced by Amy Lutz on the 10:00 p.m. news when she left last July.