Amber MacArthur Gone from Citytv
Wow. News at Citytv doesn't get any more shocking than this. Amber MacArthur, arguably the only Citytv personality that appeals to anyone under 30 is gone. Apparently, Rogers told her they were pulling the plug on Webnation so she walked.
Keep reading for the email she sent to staff announcing her departure.
The internal email:
Today was my last day at Citytv (was a surprise to me too!). I just found out this afternoon that Rogers has pulled the plug on our show, Webnation V2, because they do not have the budget or commitment to see it through. It's been a wild ride. Since hosting tech and web shows is what I do, naturally there is no home for me at Citytv.
Thank you to Andrew, Brian, Chris, Sheldon, Dan, Jason, Vik, and everyone else who knew the show was a success and who believe in the future of new media news (ironically, we just found out that we won the Top New Podcast Award for 2007 on iTunes). Go team.
Much thanks as well to the CNI gang and to everyone else in the newsroom who kept me sane over the past year and a half. Also, since everyone forgets the camera department, a big shout-out to you boys and girl!
As for my next steps, I will find a new home for the show and keep on reporting on the ever-changing web-front.
See you online.
We have no doubt that Amber will re-surface with a kick-ass gig. Rogers obviously has no clue what they're losing here. She's one of the most talented and popular online personalities so I wouldn't even be surprised to see her get some offers south of the border. Amber, if you have any downtime between jobs and feel like making the occasional post to blogTO you know how to reach us.