Another Gray Television reporter is absent after refusing to comply with the company’s mandatory vaccination policy.
KSNB Local Meteorologist4 Tim jones said he was fired from Hastings’ NBC affiliate, Neb. October 1 after nearly eight years with the station.
“I loved living here, as it is, I still live here in Hastings. It was a pleasure to serve central Nebraska, and all of Nebraska and northern Kansas, for that matter, ”Jones said in a statement. Youtube video. “I tried to have fun, I tried to do my best with the weather. It was fun to make beautiful, lasting friendships here. But now it’s time for a new adventure, and there will be more to come. “
Jones asked viewers to follow his YouTube channel and subscribe to his Patreon as he “hits the road” to see the country.
“I’m still going to do the weather forecast on this channel from time to time, and we’re going to have a blast. It all sucks, but bigger and better things to come, ”he added.
Jones dedicated the video to his “colleagues who have also lost their jobs because of this unfair policy.”
Gray Television had demanded that all employees receive the Covid-19 vaccine by October 1.
Jones is the fourth Gray employee to publicly announce his dismissal due to his refusal of vaccination. KY3 journalist Linda simmons was fired from Springfield, Mo. NBC-affiliate last week. Michigan meteorologist Karl Bohnak was fired from WLUC last week, and WTVM sport anchor Dave platta was kicked out of the Georgia train station.