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Amber Gero Shares Frustration Over "Rampant Racism and Sexism" at Newstalk 1010

Reporter Amber Gero was let go by Newstalk 1010 last summer. She, along with morning anchor Evelyn Macko and Queen’s Park reporter Katie Franzios, were dismissed due to what Bell Media calls "synergies".

Gero had spent 14 years at Newstalk 1010, and now she's letting loose on Twitter about what she calls "rampant racism and sexism" in radio.

I cannot for the life of me understand why stations that have no Black content or presenters have the audacity to think they can understand.— Amber Gero (@AGero) March 14, 2015
I have no patience for these organizations that try to pretend that they are inclusive and respectful of all races when they aren't.— Amber Gero (@AGero) March 14, 2015
Just take a good look a the places I use to work. What do your see? A good reflection of the people of Toronto? I think not!— Amber Gero (@AGero) March 14, 2015
Can't even remember the last news person at my old job,other than me,who wasn't Caucasian. It's pretty sad considering the years I put in .— Amber Gero (@AGero) March 14, 2015

She even took a shot at Bell's Let's Talk initiative. Bell owns Newstalk 1010.

Don't even get me started on these so-called 'mental health' initiatives that don't even actually help those working for these companies.SAD— Amber Gero (@AGero) March 14, 2015

Is Toronto radio too white and too male dominated? Does it fairly represent the city?

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