ABC: Amanda’s Been Canned
Ex-Rocketboom host Amanda Congdon won’t have her contract renewed with ABC, after a year of working with the network.
It looks like the Amanda Across America tour will include a stop at the unemployment office. An unremarkable year with ABC, aside from a mildly controversial stint doing videos for chemical giant DuPont, ended not with a bang, but silence.
Here’s the statement from ABC:
"It’s been a great year with Amanda – a great experiment for both of us. We thank her for her many contributions and know that she’s about to embark on new endeavors and expect there will be times in the future that we can again work together."
We think this translates to "here’s your hat, what’s your hurry?" in Hollywood-speak. As for her response, there isn’t one on her personal blog, which has not been updated since September 12th.
When news of her work for DuPont, approved by ABC, began making the rounds in March, Congdon blew off criticism, saying "I am not subject to the “rules” traditional journalists have to follow."
That may or may not be true, but Congdon is certainly subject to the whims of traditional media, as ABC has demonstrated.