Two Out the Door in Orlando

WFTV Anchor Vanessa Welch finally returned from maternity leave earlier this week, only to announce that she is leaving the station for good on Friday. 

Welch is leaving the Orlando station after nine years to take  a job in Boston at WFXT.

Both stations are owned by Cox Media Group.

"This is huge opportunity to anchor the 5, 6 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts in a Top 10 market," Welch said Monday.

"These jobs don't come up very often, and I am humbled and honored to join Fox 25," Welch said. "I'm thrilled to be staying with Cox, a company that has been so good to me over the years."

She returned to WFTV from maternity leave on Monday to anchor the 5 p.m. newscast. Her final day at the station will be Friday. She starts in Boston on Dec. 1.

Welch's husband works across the street at WESH. He will also be leaving the station and following his wife to Bean Town.  

"I am so proud of my wife," Brewer said. "When she told one of her mentors she was marrying me, he told her, 'Jason better get ready for an adventure!' We will miss our Central Florida community dearly, but I am excited for this next chapter."

Welch added: "Jason is extremely talented, and I know there is a huge future for him in Boston."

H/T Orlando Sentinel