I've been told on pretty good authority that Kelly Heidbreder is no longer with 13 abc. She is said to continue writing for the Blade. The word "fired" was used to describe her departure.
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According to her FB page, it is true. She will no longer be on Channel 13
This sucks! I worked with Kelly at WNWO and she was one of the most dedicated professionals I ever worked with.
The new station management came in and asked her to carry the morning show while they retooled. For three months, she planned and executed that two hour morning show and put together a quality product with just one producer and one editor.
When it came time to relaunch, the new station management didn't even ask her opinion. The new product, aimed specifically at housewives getting their children ready for school, bombed badly.
Kelly deserves better.
The blade article said some other part timers were let go
I always liked Kelly. Glad the Blade is keeping her
She and her cohort of mid-career communications professionals have been on the wrong side of things for at least a decade. Writing feel-good service features for print newspapers hasn't been a viable career option since the internet took over. Neither are production or on-camera positions at local TV stations, unfortunately.
She seems like a hard worker. I wish her well.
Always liked Kelly, enjoyed listening to her on air, and enjoy reading her columns in The Blade.
She's classy , and yet down to earth, and seems so friendly.
I wish her the best !