Rhonda Lee Firing Draws National Media Attention to Our Area
We are getting national attention today over the firing of a meteorologist at KTBS. Rhonda Lee was fired for violating station policy over social media comments she made on the station’s Facebook page.
Lee says that the policy is not in writing and she was not aware of it. But the nationwide firestorm is more about her hair.
She’s an African American woman who chooses to wear her hair short and natural. She’s been on CNN and the story is in the New York Times and the New York Daily News.
“I would never have dreamed in a million years that I would get all this support,” Rhonda Lee said to the Daily News after her termination. She’s received hundreds of comments from supporters and petitions demanding that she be rehired have sprung up online.