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Reporter Tim Ciesco leaving NBC5 as 2019 TV newsroom exodus continues


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Multi-media pavement pounder Tim Ciesco, who has been shooting, editing and reporting his stories for NBC5 since January 2014, has decided to leave the building and try something else.

After his last day at the Fort Worth station, on Oct. 20th, Ciesco will be joining the “media team” at the Arlington Police Department, he announced via social media.

“I would never leave NBC5 for any old job,” Ciesco said. “This opportunity with APD checked off all the boxes I’m looking for in life and was too good to pass up . . . I’ve fallen in love with DFW these past five-and-a-half years. So I’m sticking around.”

Ciesco, who primarily has worked the morning shift for NBC5, previously reported for WSLS-TV in Roanoke, VA and KKCO-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado. He segued into TV news after graduating with an English degree from the University of Virginia.

“So few people in this world get to live out their dream. And I ABSOLUTELY got to live our mine!” Ciesco said. “To that end -- to my @NBCDFW family and everyone I’ve worked with along the way -- THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for making this the most incredible ride ever!”

Ciesco also is one of the more affable and good-humored people you’ll ever meet, even though I’ve only “met” him on Twitter. He’s also a heavy-duty sports fan whose tweets leapt off his social media feed when his alma mater won the men’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament earlier this year.

His departure from D-FW television news is the latest among many this year. As usual, we’ll round them all up in our annual year-end compendium.

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