Talk about a “Hot Topic.” Buzz required a pair of Ove Gloves in order to read Kimberley Kennedy’s latest blog entry. Read her complete essay here.
The former host of the WSB-TV Saturday night entertainment and news show has finally broken her silence on being let go this summer from her job.
On her blog at kimberleykennedy.com, the author of “Left at the Altar” writes of feeling like a fraud after writing a successful self-help book and then struggling with her bitterness after being sacked from the station.
Writes Kennedy: At the end of June, I unfortunately, became intimately acquainted with another type of rejection. I was fired. . .You can imagine the shock when they called me in out of the blue, with no warning (and that would include good ratings and glowing reviews) to tell me they were letting me go. In light of the current economic climate I wrongly interpreted the ax-ing to mean they were canceling the show. Nope, they were only canceling me.
“It didn’t take long for the station to hire my replacement. A woman half my age (and I’m guessing half my salary) with skills (I’m told) befitting her lack of numerical maturity.
“Was I bitter? You better believe it. Bitter, angry, hurt, you name it. . . I had earned that job. And not afraid to say it.”