The University of New Mexico’s primary spokesperson Dianne Anderson left her position earlier this month amid an effort to retool the position.

She said the she is relocating to Florida where her husband has taken a new job.

Anderson joined the UNM community in 2012 after a more than 20-year career in local TV news. The position came with numerous responsibilities that included handling media requests, writing stories for UNM’s Newsroom website and working on strategic messaging for the University.

Communications leadership has said Anderson’s position will be redesigned to be a designated media relations officer charged with handling all media requests. Those requests have surged over the past years, according to Steve Carr, a University Communications and Marketing supervisor.

Anderson said the decision to resign was personal and did not involve the increased media attention.

The opening will be posted soon, Carr said.

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Cinnamon Blair, Carr and the UCAM staff will field media requests during the transition.

Brendon Gray is a beat reporter for the Daily Lobo. He primarily covers ASUNM. He can be contacted at or on Twitter @notgraybrendon.