Marla Weech being laid off at WKMG-Ch...

Marla Weech being laid off at WKMG-Channel 6

There are 289 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 27, 2008, titled Marla Weech being laid off at WKMG-Channel 6. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Marla Weech, one of Central Florida's best-known anchors, is losing her job at WKMG-Channel 6. "I'm being laid off," she told me Friday morning.

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Heywood Jablome

Sugar Land, TX

#213 Jun 27, 2008
Orlando is the armpit of America! The entire media scene there is pathetic.

The people are fake, the jobs non existent, and culture is New York-lite (rude, abrasive morons).

United States

#214 Jun 27, 2008
Has anyone thought that MAYBE SHE WANTS TO FINALLY retire? She has been here almost since she got her degree from FTU, which for you new comers is what is now called UCF.
Face it, her time has come to move on in live while she still has the ability to move on in her life.
Get over it, maybe she really does want to retire and doe snot care what people think. Having HEnry take the heat for this is the classy way to go, assuming he offered to take the heat instead of a long winded Wendy we have already forgotten about you Chioji goodbye.
Now, who wants to lay money that she will shed a tear or three and then claim, "I didn't want to cry..."

Winter Springs, FL

#215 Jun 27, 2008
Don't get me wrong, Marla is a pretty gal. But these days its better in the t.v. biz to be a dumb blonde with a big rack or any minority (esp. Latina's who roll their r's. and look sultry.

Lady Lake, FL

#216 Jun 27, 2008
I remember when DeBary became a "city" back in the early 90's, Marla arrived in a helicopter and did a very good job of covering the event.
I believe I am correct when I say that she attended Jackson High School in Jacksonville, and at one time was Miss Jackson. I don't usually watch Ch 6 except at noon, and never watch Ch 2. I think the long flowing blonde hair should be a little more conservative.
Marla, whatever you choose to do for the rest of your life, I wish you well...Lived in Jax from 1955 til 1992, still a nice town and will always have a special place in my heart. Most of those TV stations up there could use someone like you. I spent 3 days in St. Augustine recently and almost gaged every time Donna and Tim came on......

Lakeland, FL

#217 Jun 27, 2008
After 20 years of watching news on WFTV - Channel 9, I switched to WKMG channel 6, when Marla began as an anchor. She was the ONLY good thing they had going for them. I'll be switching back to Channel 9. Obviously, the stations in this town, have no idea how much loyalty we have to people like Marla.
An Thats The Way It Is

Orlando, FL

#218 Jun 27, 2008
Who cares?

These people aren't journalists they are heavily made up talking heads. They don't write their own copy and they don't do their own research. She may be a real nice person but she's just another news reader who's sepnt more money on plastic surgery and fad diets than she did on her education. That's why TV news is more entertainment than actual news.

If she were a talented writer/journalist/reporter of the news then this WOULD be an injustice. She'll have another job soon enough. TV news like to play musical chairs with their people. It's all part of show biz.

Mocksville, NC

#219 Jun 27, 2008
Marla was my favorite. The TV station GM is an Idot!

Cocoa, FL

#220 Jun 27, 2008
To be honest I'm kind of glad she's going. She used to be good back in her days at WFTV, but she has become wayy too melodramatic for anyone to handle. Although I will admit I'd rather that they fire Jacqueline London first before Marla Weech.

Palm Bay, FL

#221 Jun 27, 2008
She will be missed by some.

Orlando, FL

#222 Jun 27, 2008
J.London? Give me a break. I can't listen to her without wanting to hand her a tissue through the screen. Get your nasal problem fixed! Your clothes? Atrocious. Ping? Must be Maldonado's nephew. He'll never leave. Lauren Rowe? Another reason I switch channels. As for Maldonado's commentaries, they'd be excellent for an SNL skit. Picture him with a fat cigar, smoke billowing upward, a brandy glass in his hand....'splainin' to Lucy why she can't replace Marla!! Dump the beard, the commentaries, and one more...yourself!

El Paso, TX

#223 Jun 28, 2008
Screw WKMG.

El Paso, TX

#224 Jun 28, 2008
WKMG s u c k s.

Dallas, TX

#226 Jun 28, 2008
In typical Orlando fashion we choose to bury history in this town and get rid of icons. Look at other cities almost each one has an iconic person of figure that kinda defines it and or that help guide city culture in radio, televison, news etc.

United States

#227 Jun 28, 2008
I hope they do cross paths again in court!

United States

#228 Jun 28, 2008
EL Malo Maldonado should step down, that would free up the budget.
tiff fan

Titusville, FL

#232 Jun 28, 2008
Put Tiffany Tift in Marla's place. That is one good looking woman.
Martha Whitley

Kissimmee, FL

#233 Jun 28, 2008
When you were fired from chanel 9 news, I stopped watching chanel 9. I guess I will have to get my news someplace else. Good luck in whatever you do.


#234 Jun 28, 2008
Channel 6 is famous for making bad personnel decisions. They should have kept marla and fired that london chick along with maldonado and the rest of that pitiful excuse of a management team!
Here we go again


#236 Jun 28, 2008
Marla takes the fall again for a news program that sucks. Just like when she was replaced by the awful Marti Salt!!! She made the channel 6 program more watchable when she arrived. Lauren Rowe who just cackles all the time and Bob Frier who looks bored with each day that passes. He use to be good but he looks like he is just bored to death when he reports. I can only stand to watch them for about five minutes before I get fed up with there stiff news reporting. And the general manager who gets on there from time to time to do what he calls an editorial? Please....he is the worst of all. He needs to stay in the office. No wonder they all report like amatures.

Orlando, FL

#237 Jun 28, 2008
I can't believe that they are letting her go and keeping that London chick. I heard someone comparing the two the other day. There is no comparison. Jackie is strange looking; she has an ugly jawline, chin, and cheekbones. Her flat, greasy hair is bad too. It looks like she poured motor oil on her hair and slicked it down. I don't get why anyone would consider her "hot". Marla is a classic beauty.

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