‘I Don’t Think I Can Do TV Anymore’

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.”