Orlando’s WKMG’s morning anchor is calling it quits–she’s leaving the station and the industry, reports the Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker.
Laura Diaz, 28, said that TV’s high-pressure environment had just gotten to be too much.
“I don’t think I can do television anymore. It’s just a lot of pressure. I got into it young. I moved up quickly. It’s really a tough job to do,” she told Boedeker.
“Being on the air every day is getting to me,” she added. “I’m too down-to-earth to be an on-air personality…The minute I realized the end goal of New York or CNN wasn’t so enticing, that was the minute I realized I was done with TV.”
General manager Skip Valet apparently has been trying to convince Diaz to stay for the past week. “I could say you’ve got a contract. But Laura and I are friends. I believe she wants to try something different.”