Anchor Laura Diaz, who has been with Orlando’s WKMG since 2007, announced this week that she’s leaving TV, citing the emotional toll that the job has taken.
“I don’t think I can do television anymore,” Diaz told the Orlando Sentinel. “It’s just a lot of pressure. I got into it young. I moved up quickly. It’s really a tough job to do. You have to have a certain thick skin.”
Diaz, 28, began her TV career with KTVE-KARD in Monroe, LA, where she anchored the evening news before moving to her hometown of Orlando and WKMG. She currently anchors the CBS-affiliate’s weekday morning newscast.
“Being on the air every day is getting to me,” Diaz said. “I’m too down-to-earth to be an on-air personality. There’s a lot of wondering in my mind and heart. I don’t want to wait another 10 years and be too far in my career to make a switch.”