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Miami O&O General Manager Leaving the Biz After 25 Years

In Florida, Leaving the Biz, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC on January 31, 2012 at 7:48 am

Ardyth Diercks (Courtesy: TVSpy)

Anytime someone’s career in broadcast television lasts more than 20 years, it’s something of a milestone to me.

Why? From what some of these blog’s readers tell me (some of whom work in the industry), it’s an incredibly taxing job, especially for those who work in management. Constant deadlines, constant pressure and constant work make this a “love it or leave it”  profession.

That’s why it’s still amazing to me when someone like Ardyth Diercks, former general manager and president of the owned-and-operated NBC affiliate WTVJ, decides to leave after more than 25 years in local television.

Local TV blog TVSpy reports Diercks actually left the Miami, Fla., station earlier this month, and though no specific date is known, a job opening for her position appeared on the NBCUniversal website Jan. 13.

Here’s NBC’s response, from the website:

“Earlier this year, Ardyth Diercks left NBC 6 Miami to explore other professional and personal ventures,” an NBC spokesperson told TVSpy. “We’re grateful for her service over the last eight years and wish her the best in all her future endeavors.”

Diercks began her career in television at KUSA in Denver, Co., and held jobs in St. Louis, Mo., Austin, Texas and Washington, DC.

The article strongly suggests Diercks’ job in Miami was her last in the broadcast television industry.

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