July 31, 2013

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Shea Allen, the Alabama TV reporter fired by WAAY-TV over a confessional blog post, tells HuffPost Live’s Nancy Redd she turned down “Dr. Phil” and got a 60-day severance package.

“I’ve got $148 in my checking account,” she said, noting the station told her it would sue her if she violated her non-compete agreement.

Shea said she was fired summarily: “I thought my performance had warranted at least a conversation,” she told Redd. “I certainly didn’t think it would come to this,” she told Janet Shamlian on “Today.”

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Allen’s been frank about her job’s ups and downs on her YouTube channel for some time, Shamlian notes: “I’m actually going to be live for a minute and a half where I talk about the fact that nothing happened,” Allen said in a video she published in February.

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