Meteorologist Fired for Responding to Facebook Post on TV Station's Page

Rhonda Lee violated KTBS-TV's social media policy


A black meteorologist said she was fired from her job at an ABC affiliate in Louisiana after responding to racially-problematic remarks left on the station's Facebook page.

The Maynard Institute blog Journal-isms reported on Tuesday that Rhonda Lee was fired from her job at KTBS-TV on Nov. 28 without being shown the station's social media policy, which management said forbids on-air personnel from responding to viewer comments online.