GM Out the Door in Memphis

Ardyth “Ardy” R. Diercks was named the GM of Nexstar WATN (formally WPTY) in Memphis just 2 years ago. 

Today she announced that she is leaving the station. 

Here is the internal email, obtained by FTVLive that she sent out to the staff:

From: Ardy Diercks 
Date: February 24, 2015 at 4:33:09 PM CST
To: Staff - WATN 
Subject: Ardy Diercks Announcement


I am announcing my resignation today. I believe it is the right time for me professionally and personally to move on to some new adventures that I am truly looking forward to.

As a team we have built a strong foundation. We have the best employee team and an excellent product on all platforms.  


I will be your biggest supporter and fan as I watch your continued growth and success all the way to #1!  I am here as long as the company needs me for the transition and I look forward to personally thanking each and every one of you for your support and great work over the last 2 years. What a fun ride it has been for me and I am a better person for having spent time in your world.

It is impossible for me to articulate the depth of gratitude and breadth of love I have in my heart for “y’all” ! 

Thank you,