Report: FIVEaa sacks Anne Stone after 19 years
Newsreader Anne Stone has reportedly been let go by Adelaide’s FIVEaa.
The Advertiser reports that Stone was sacked last Friday, and was marched out of the radio station without delay.
“It’s certainly the most brutal way I’ve ever been dismissed from a job in my 32 years in the industry,” said the multi ACRA winning newsreader.
“I didn’t even get the chance to say goodbye. I didn’t get the chance to do anything.
Stone was reportedly escorted to the newsroom to get her belongings and then straight out the door.
“I didn’t need that … it was just ridiculous. I could have made my own way out discreetly. I was upset, I wasn’t going to draw attention to myself. At the end of the day, it’s embarrassing.
“It was a devastating way to end my career and my time at FIVEaa.”
“I’ve been in radio 32 years, I’m one of the most experienced people in the country… I’m bloody good at what I do.”
“At the end of the day, you’ve just got to pick yourself up and keep going don’t you.”
A spokesperson for NOVA Entertainment declined to comment Radio Today on the matter.
Anne was recently named in Radio Today‘s list of the Greatest Newsreaders of the Present (AM).