- April Moss, a CBS affiliate reporter who suspended her weather report to say she speaks to Project Veritas, has lost her job.
- The station told Insider that Moss opposed his policies on COVID testing and wearing masks.
- Last week, Fox 26 reporter Ivory Hecker lost her job after interrupting a show to claim she was being muzzled by the network.
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Weekend weather anchor April Moss is no longer employed at CBS 62 Detroit after hitting her live broadcast on Sunday to announce that she was going to be a source for Project Veritas.
“April Moss has opposed WWJ-TV’s policies regarding COVID-19 testing and the wearing of masks inside our station, which are based on CDC, state and local guidelines,” said said a spokesperson for CBS 62 Detroit.
“Any suggestion that she has been” discriminated against “because of her concerns about these policies is totally untrue. In fact, we allowed April to perform her weather anchor duties from her home while we explored her concerns.” , added the spokesperson. .
The spokesperson for CBS 62 also noted that although the station respects and supports the freedom of employees to have their own opinions, they are “not allowed to use our station’s news broadcasts as a platform. -form to share personal opinions. station. “
Moss came to a halt in the middle of his weather forecast for announce she would sit this week with Project Veritas to “discuss the discrimination CBS applies to its employees.”
Project Veritas is a far-right group that claims to investigate and denounce corruption. Its founder, James O’Keefe, is best known for posting sting-style edited videos.
O’Keefe told Newsweek that CBS 62 Detroit “has not addressed the major issues raised by the April Moss recordings.”
“No mention of company-wide efforts to vaccinate employees and the public. Instead, CBS focused on her personally in an effort to distract from the results she has. presented to our organization, ”O’Keefe told Newsweek.
Before her job at the station ended, Moss had been employed at CBS 62 Detroit since 2012 and was the channel’s weekend weather anchor.
She is the second reporter last week to announce on live television that she is acting as a source for Project Veritas.
Last week, Ivory Hecker, reporter and alternate presenter for Fox 26 Houston, made a surprise announcement on a live broadcast that she would be traveling to Project Veritas with secret recordings. Hecker was fired last Tuesday.