Last month, the Fox owned and operated station said Atkinson retired after being off the air since December.
Watkins also pulled a disappearing act from the station's airwaves and social media around early January. However, as of late, she is tweeting again and says she is returning to duty.
@Carmcarm84 thank you so much. Coming back next week but on the 5pm and 9pm news. Hope u tune in then!
— Andrea Watkins (@watkinsfox26) April 3, 2014
Watkins tweets she is coming back next week, but not on her regular morning shift. Her new shift will be on the 5pm and 9pm newscasts.
Watkins joined the Fox-26 reporting team in 1990, starting as a producer and weekend anchor. She had a public battle with breast cancer in 2011.