September 6, 2021

Sydney Cameron Former Early Morning Reporter in Orlando Tells Why She Left the TV News Business

Sydney Cameron a former TV news reporter for FOX 35 WOFL-TV in Orlando details her decision to quit TV News and moved into another direction as a career. Cameron has worked in the industry since 2007 having worked in the Washington, D.C., Johnson City, TN, Richmond, as well as the Orlando markets. She is taking a position in internal communications with a company in central Florida.

In a blog post titled Why I Left TV News she wrote the following: 

Have you ever loved something so much and then all of a sudden it doesn’t feed your soul anymore? Well, that was never me and TV news. Being a TV reporter was never my top career choice, but someone encouraged me to go into it and a decade later here I am. Don’t get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed my job, meeting new people, giving a voice to the voiceless, and shedding light on community issues. And I’d like to think I was good at it.

But I got tired. Tired of waking up at 2 a.m. every weekday, being assigned stories with no substance, feeling unappreciated and undervalued, and stressing out over who’s going to watch the kids when there’s a hurricane and Mommy & Daddy have to work. I once sent my son out-of-state for two weeks because a hurricane was coming and we had to work 12 hour shifts every day. Tough doesn’t even begin to describe it.

The TV news industry is a 24/7 beast with a stone-cold heart. You become a slave to it, planning your life around ratings months (February, May, July, & November) when most stations institute vacation black-out dates. I planned my wedding around it, my sister planned her wedding around it, and my two pregnancies... 

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In her most recent blog post Cameron reveals her next move

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