October 19, 2021

News Anchors & Meteorologists Jobless After Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Grey Tv is short-staffed after a number of workers, together with TV anchors and meteorologists, stop or have been fired for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Final Thursday, Meggan Grey stop her co-hosting function on WLOX-TV’s “Good Morning Mississippi” simply at some point earlier than the corporate’s vaccine mandate took impact. Grey Tv, which is the dad or mum firm to WLOX-TV, required that each one workers, contractors, company, and tenants be totally vaccinated by October 1st. The 18-year worker says she provided to be examined for the virus weekly as a substitute for being vaccinated, however her employer refused.

Hastings, Nebraska meteorologist Tim Jones, additionally employed at a station underneath Grey Tv, revealed that he was fired from his eight-year place after refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Sports activities anchor Dave Platta, with an ABC affiliate in Columbus, Georgia, was terminated after 36-years on his job. The corporate fired reporter Linda Simmons in Springfield, Missouri, and meteorologist Karl Bohnak in Marquette, Michigan.

Every worker expressed their causes for not desirous to obtain the shot. Bohnak wrote on Fb that he didn’t belief the vaccines and was unwilling to threat “serious side effects” which will happen.

Grey Tv said that its vaccination coverage was put in place to offer a protected work surroundings. Nonetheless, they did verify that exceptions have been made for “certain medical conditions and or religious objections.”