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WFAA8 reporter Monika Diaz leaving station, heading home


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Prominent WFAA8 street reporter Monika Diaz will be ending a six-year career with the Dallas-based station after deciding not to renew her contract.

Her last day is Dec. 3rd, news director Carolyn Mungo confirmed.

“It was not an easy decision,” said Diaz, who has opted to return home to Miami to help care for her stepfather. He has a rare brain disorder, Supranuclear Palsy, she said. “I want to be there for my mother and my family at this time.”

Diaz joined WFAA8 in December 2007 from KXTD-TV in Sacramento, CA. She is a graduate of Florida State University.

“Right now, I don’t know what the future holds,” she said. “But I do know that I love what I do. I’m exploring other opportunities.”

Diaz praised the staff at WFAA8, who have “challenged and motivated me to do my very best. The hardest part of leaving is not being able to see the people I work with every day.”

She also thanked “the people who have shared their stories with me. I have met some of you on the best days of your life. Sometimes I’ve met you in the darkest of times. I hope I have made you proud during the good and the bad -- treated your story with fairness, objectivity and heart.”

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