Huntsville Reporter Fired After Posting Confessional Blog

Claire Gordon



Journalists are usually big fans of the right to self-expression, but many of their employers are a little more wary. One Hunstville station might have been so irked by one of its reporter's blog posts that it fired her, reports Mediaite. The post offered up jokey behind-the-scenes details of the reporter's TV life, including a supposed fear of "old people" and her occasionally bra-less appearances on the air.

Shea Allen, a reporter of Huntsville, Ala.-based ABC affiliate WAAY-TV, published the post last week, originally titled: "Confessions of a Red-Headed Reporter." Allen said that although she complied when urged to take it down by her bosses, a short time later she republished it with the prefix, "No Apologies." The original post reportedly read: