Out the Door in Tampa

WTSP (Tampa) Anchor Heather Van Nest has left the building.

Van Nest posted a Facebook message Wednesday telling viewers she's no longer with the station:

"I am excited for new work opportunities that allow for more flexibility in my family life,'' she wrote. "Working until midnight with a 1-year-old son, 3-year-old daughter and husband at home is not ideal.''

Van Nest had been missing on air for several days, fueling speculation that her contract with the station hadn't been renewed.

Messages left with the station's general manager, Elliott Wiser, weren't returned. Co-anchor Reginald Roundtree said he couldn't comment. Van Nest's photo was removed from WTSP's website.

She came to WTSP as morning and noon anchor in 2002 and joined Roundtree on the station's evening and late-night newscasts in 2004.

H/T Tampa Bay Times