Monday, June 3

Arielle Nixon Leaves Action News Jax

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New Jax Witty has gotten a lot of hits recently that include the name Arielle Nixon and the term Action News Jax. That's because she has not been on the TV screen for some time. And there's a new blonde in her place. What's weird, though, is that there was never the normal farewell (not that I saw or read), even though it's apparent she's gone. (Spoiler Alert - I found out as I was writing this, so skip to the quote below if you don't want to read my whole post).




Is there a scandal? I don't know. Sorry. You can look Arielle up on the court and local news websites to see that she has not been accused of anything crazy in the past few months. Still, most amicable divorces of this nature would result in some kind of goodbyes and her profile page staying on the website for a few days--the farewell from her previous job is still online.

It was kind of weird that I saw "Arielle" had retweeted a weather report on the same day that I found that her profile had been deleted from the Action News Jax website. I assume this means someone was given her Twitter profile to maintain during the transition. Still, kind of odd. Here's the cached website page in case you need to see Arielle's face one more time. And if you're still following her on Twitter now (and there are probably lots of you), it's kind of a catfishing thing at this point, unless she is still accessing it and liking weather stories. 

Back in Milwaukee, I used to read a section of the newspaper that was dedicated to the local news and radio personalities and shows, but that was a decade ago. Maybe people don't care about that kind of stuff here and now. Generally, when newscasters left MKE, it was for a larger market or because they'd been passed over for promotion to a better time slot. Arielle might have been getting sick of showing up for work at 4am. Or heading to Atlanta.

I think the governor's wife used to read the news a while back. There's always a chance that love was over the airwaves, too. Of course, the story is probably out there by now, since I looked for the answer to my own concerns over a week before writing this. I could find whether she'd gotten citations from the law and her political affiliation, but not whether or not she quit, got canned, or left for a gig in another city.

As I was writing this post, I finally found the one place that seems to have explained Arielle's departure. Actually, it was probably posted in several small posts, but I don't like or follow, so whatever. You don't either, or else you would not have read this whole article about something you already knew.

Here's what Arielle said about two weeks before I noticed she was gone on Instagram:
Friday was my last day at Action News Jax and on TV. Thank you so so much for your support over the years. I’ve accepted a position outside of the broadcast industry. It’s cliche, but it really is a very bittersweet ending. I’m excited for my newest adventure! I hope you’ll wish me luck.
I guess I always thought the pinnacle of a career in meteorology would be getting on TV, honestly. I've known plenty of science-types that would not be a good fit in front of a camera. Maybe she's pursuing her dream to be a storm chaser or to spend a decade living in Antarctica. She didn't say in her Instagram post. If you know the answer, let the world know.

Actually, the fact that I wrote this post (because I'd seen a lot of searches for the answer), and the fact that I did some research to find the answer, and the fact that I found other answers totally unrelated to her leaving the station, probably is reason enough for her to move on. I'm not sure I'd want all of my readers knowing all that same stuff about me. 

[UPDATE]
I received one message from a reader that summed up why many people were searching for Arielle:
I truly miss you in the morning
Your beautiful smile. Great way to start the day, pray you will be  successful in  whatever you do

Read about Corey here.
And my poem for Arielle here
And

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