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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #120 on: November 10, 2010, 01:06:31 AM »
Hopefully everything is alright with Alex and her family, and hopefully we'll hear some sort of response or statement from her soon.
I don't really see why she would make a statement. No other OCMs have. In fact I imagine she enjoys being left alone for a while. Seriously have you seen some of the creeps who post on her facebook page? What is wrong with some of the people in this world. Its sickening  :wacko:

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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #121 on: November 10, 2010, 07:59:10 AM »
Hopefully everything is alright with Alex and her family, and hopefully we'll hear some sort of response or statement from her soon.
I don't really see why she would make a statement. No other OCMs have. In fact I imagine she enjoys being left alone for a while. Seriously have you seen some of the creeps who post on her facebook page? What is wrong with some of the people in this world. Its sickening  :wacko:

Yes, I have seen some of those creeps that post on the OCM pages.  I went to Nicole Mitchel's page, and I was shocked at the comments being said, most from older men.  I guess it's the price you have to pay being in the spotligh.  I guess you have to simply ignore it.
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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #122 on: November 10, 2010, 01:34:11 PM »
OK wow.... learned some new information today. I can't say exactly for obvious reasons but she is certainly not on vacation/medical leave.

Oh my.. I have a really bad feeling about this... I hope it's not too severe.
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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #123 on: November 10, 2010, 03:45:00 PM »
a lawsuit probably has been filed. that's all i can really think of.

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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #124 on: November 10, 2010, 05:13:10 PM »
OK wow.... learned some new information today. I can't say exactly for obvious reasons but she is certainly not on vacation/medical leave.

Oh my.. I have a really bad feeling about this... I hope it's not too severe.

Me too..getting kinda worried  :unsure:
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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #125 on: November 10, 2010, 05:19:41 PM »
yeah it's probably a serious reason she's not on air..I mean why can her suddenly if she's heavily advertised along with Cantore? :Unsure:

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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #126 on: November 10, 2010, 09:51:52 PM »
The most important thing is that Alex is OK. :yes: I hope she wasn't in something like a car accident or is having problems with her health, but since Martin said not to worry, I won't and will stop talking to avoid a member riot. :)

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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #127 on: November 10, 2010, 11:24:25 PM »
The most important thing is that Alex is OK. :yes: I hope she wasn't in something like a car accident or is having problems with her health, but since Martin said not to worry, I won't and will stop talking to avoid a member riot. :)
Health concerns... no. Legal issues... yes.

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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #128 on: November 11, 2010, 12:19:10 AM »

if it's not vacation or medical leave, what else could it possibly be? come on now.

now that we know what's going on, maybe the pieces will come together.

« Last Edit: November 14, 2010, 01:15:50 AM by Martin »

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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #129 on: November 11, 2010, 05:03:51 PM »
If it's truly a lawsuit it wouldn't be the first time ... Bob Stokes/Hillary Andrews. Also Marny Stanier.

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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #130 on: November 11, 2010, 08:54:52 PM »
If it's truly a lawsuit it wouldn't be the first time ... Bob Stokes/Hillary Andrews. Also Marny Stanier.

If it might be a lawsuit, what type are you talking about?
And, what might cause this?

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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #131 on: November 12, 2010, 01:00:54 AM »
Anyone know how old Alex is? I know TWC has had to deal with age discrimination problems in the past :thinking:

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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #132 on: November 12, 2010, 01:03:54 AM »
Anyone know how old Alex is? I know TWC has had to deal with age discrimination problems in the past :thinking:


She was 39 in 2008, so she is at least 41 now.

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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #133 on: November 12, 2010, 01:09:05 AM »
Interesting...  here is the case I was referring to
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From the NY Post in 2005/2006

A storm of controversy has engulfed The Weather
Channel, after a 40-something former anchor accused
network brass of washing her out of a high-ranking job
to make way for a hot front of sexy young
weatherwomen.

Marny Stanier Midkiff, 42, this week filed a lawsuit
claiming she was booted in the fall of 2003 as part of
a reputed "reorganization" of the storm channel, which
she believes was really an excuse to get more young
female weathercasters on the air.

Midkiff says that, in the months before she was let
go, her boss allegedly spoke of female staffers as
"matronly," "dowdy" and "nun-like" and asked that
female on-air talent turn up the temperature on their
look with more revealing "V-neck" shirts.

Midkiff and her attorney claim The Weather Channel
also began hiring new young weathercasters starting in
2003 as part of this effort, and the then-41-year-old,
who spent 16 years reporting on sun and rain for the
network, was left out in the cold.

"She got tossed aside because The Weather Channel
wanted a younger look," said Midkiff's attorney,
Daniel Klein. "She was one of the top
[meteorologists]. She was one of the best they had,
but she didn't fit the image they had in mind."

He said hires such as weathercasters Alexandra Steele
and Nicole Mitchell are among those who demonstrate
this trend. Klein's office also provided a picture of
what was called the "new look" of the channelF, in
which recently hired meteorologists wear
hotter-looking low-cut blouses.



According to Midkiff's suit, filed in Atlanta federal
court, the forecast looked sunny for the veteran
meteorologist in early 2003 as she was promoted to be
a high-level manager of the other on-air talent, in
addition to her regular duties reading the weather on
air.

But Midkiff claims her boss, programming chief Terry
Connelly, was becoming convinced the older look of the
staff was costing The Weather Channel viewers.

The network declined to comment on the allegations
because of pending litigation. But Midkiff claims the
first major step Connelly took was to hire an image
consultant.

"Connelly openly expressed animosity toward older
female [meteorologists]," the suit says. "He spoke
freely of his goal to 'young up' The Weather Channel.

"At one point, Connelly announced, 'We're old and we
can't be . . . Our ratings are going down.' "

The worst for Midkiff came in August of 2003 when
Connelly held an "open forum" in which he said viewers
thought the network's female weathercasters looked too
old.

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Re: Re: Alexandra Steele Let Go
« Reply #134 on: November 12, 2010, 08:02:06 AM »
TWC has definitely "younged-up" ...  :rolleyes: