lauren dorsettAfter three years at WWSB, Lauren Dorsett (pictured) has announced her departure from the Sarasota ABC affiliate, setting changes to the anchor lineup for the morning and evening newscasts into motion.

Dorsett will be replaced on the evening newscasts by Hayley Wielgus, who currently anchors the morning and noon newscasts at WWSB. Wielgus will anchor at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. with Scott Dennis and at 11 p.m. solo. She will also serve as one of  the station’s health reporters.

“Hayley is a strong, well respected voice in our newsroom and has proven to be a great storyteller,” news director Steve Sabato said in a statement. “…Hayley will be a dynamic addition to our weeknight broadcasts. I’m confident that she, Scott and Chief Meteorologist Bob Harrigan will make a terrific team.”

Stephanie Roberts, who has worked as a freelance meteorologist and news anchor at WWSB, will join the station full-time as she replaces Wielgus on the morning newscast.  Read more