TV Host Matt Mosler Announces Departure from KARK

by Michelle Corbet  on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 11:04 am  

Matt Mosler and family in 2012 at the CrossHeirs Retreat Center in Humphrey. (Photo by ML Baxley)

"KARK 4 Today" co-host Matt Mosler announced live on the air Friday that he would be leaving the news station at the end of the month.

After a 28-year career in radio and television, Mosler is leaving KARK-TV, Channel 4, to join the pastoral staff of New Life Church at 8000 Crystal Hill Road in North Little Rock.

"I’ve wrestled with this decision for a couple of years after I was first approached by New Life a few years back," Mosler said during the Friday morning show. "Ministry has always been a big passion for me, but I love working here, and I never felt the time was right to close the door on a profession like this that has been so good to me and my family."

Factors influencing his decision, he said, were his youngest daughter's departure for college, the success of his own Beautiful Feet Ministry and the increasing difficulty of answering the 2:50 a.m. wake-up call each morning. Mosler said he "had a real peace" that it was the right time to step away from the morning show and "begin this next step in life’s journey."

In his new role, Mosler will encourage and motivate others to fulfill their own ministries through New Life Church’s Connect classes as well as help lead the men’s ministry at the greater Little Rock campus.

Mosler, who also announced the move on Facebook, will continue to serve as the director of Beautiful Feet and the CrossHeirs Retreat Center in Humphrey.

More: Arkansas Business' sister magazine, Little Rock Family, wrote about Mosler's family and CrossHeirs Retreat in 2012.

The hard part, Mosler said, will be leaving co-host Mallory Brooks, meteorologist Greg Dee and the staff of KARK 4 Today. "When you come into work in the middle of the night, nobody else is here except your crew, and they become like family," he said.

Mosler’s last day at KARK will be Aug. 29. He will start his new position with the pastoral staff of New Life Church on Sept. 1.

KARK is owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group of Irving, Texas.

 

 

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