Rocket go Boom?

Amanda Unboomed

I’m a regular viewer of RocketBoom, and the big news in the Vlogosphere yesterday was Amanda Congdon will no longer be hosting the show.

There is some confusion on who initiated the split. RocketBoom has temporarily posted this on their homepage:

“Amanda Congdon has decided to move to L.A. to pursue opportunities that have arisen for her in Hollywood.

We wanted to meet her demands to move production out to L.A., however, we are a small company and have not been able to figure out a way to make it work, financially and in many other ways at this time. While we continue to remain with open arms, Amanda has in fact quit and left Rocketboom. So sadly, we bid Amanda adieu and wish her all the best.

Rocketboom goes on.

Andrew Baron, the founder and creator of Rocketboom, will stay with the company in New York and will continue to produce and direct the show. We are in the daunting process of recruiting a replacement for Amanda.

While Amanda will be sorely missed, we have big plans for Rocketboom and are determined to make the show better than ever.

After Field Week and a week on hiatus, we know that you are hungry for the news! Rocketboom will be back with a news episode and an interim host this MONDAY, JULY 10.”

Amanda has a video farewell, and a followup letter telling her side of the story (too long to be quoted here, so go check them out).

It looks like a fairly messy split, and unfortunately, we the viewers are caught in the middle. I’m sad to see Amanda go, and I hope everything works out for both sides.

UPDATE: Not to poke too much fun at an uncomfortable situation, but apparently Rocketboom has found a replacement. Found via Steve Garfield

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