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Tee-Roy, iHeartMedia's on-air personality at 93.3 The Beat in Jacksonville, Power 99 in Philadelphia, and in other markets; tells local Jacksonville TV station News 4 that his listeners say play Kanye West in light of Ye's recent anti-Semitic posts on Twitter that have resulted in him being banned by Elon Musk. “I thought more people would be like, ‘Hey, don’t play Kanye. I don’t want to hear him.’ But the response has been the total opposite So, to me, it’s shocking,” Tee-Roy said. “The biggest thing that came up has been race. Everybody’s said, ‘He’s a Black man and we need to support him as a Black man.’”

ABC News president Kim Godwin has decided to take Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes off the air, saying they’ve become too much of an internal and external distraction. Look for the hosts to return rather quickly as the ratings for 'GMA3' from last week saw a significant boost from the prior two weeks before the news of their affair surfaced. Godwin said that the relationship is not a violation of company policy.

Samantha Chatman has been promoted to weekend morning anchor at Chicago's WLS-TV ABC 7 Eyewitness News.

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October 6, 2021

Sage Steele Suspended by ESPN for Comments About President Obama's Racial Identity, Former Colleagues Mike Hill, Cari Champion, and Jemele Hill Sound Off

Sports anchor Sage Steele made controversial remarks about vaccine mandates, how female sportscasters dress and former President Barack Obama on Jay Cutler's podcast. She criticized ESPN for having a vaccine mandate. That comment made towards the company owned by Disney was probably the tipping scale that got her suspended. But the comments she made about President Obama's racial identity and his Nigerian father not being in his life most likely also led to management discussion on her suspension as well.

BNC's "Start Your Day" hosts Sharon Reed and Mike Hill, who used to work for ESPN, discuss Steele's controversial remarks. Hill says his former colleague only apologized to the company because it created controversy for ESPN as opposed to apologizing for her words. After ESPN suspended her, Steele apologized for her comments. Also chiming in are former ESPN anchors Cari Champion on CNN and Jemele Hill on the Dan Le Batard Show.

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