A veteran TV reporter at a Missouri news station was fired last week for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Linda Simmons, who worked for 14 years at KY3 based in Springfield, wrote on Facebook that she requested a religious exemption to the vaccine mandate instituted by her station’s parent company — but it was denied.
“I value the freedom we all have to make our own informed decisions,” Simmons wrote in the Friday social media post.
“I’ve made a big decision and decided not to allow the company that owns KY3, Gray Television, to control my personal health choices. I did not comply with their vaccine mandate after my exemption request was denied,” her post continued.
Simmons was one of three station