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Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by Rate This » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:14 pm

L8klvr wrote:
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I’m pretty sure she would not be welcomed back in West Michigan. She plays the mother Theresa act really well but she was ruthless in her pursuit of success and earned a lot of enemies when she tried to bully out one beloved morning anchor. I’d put money she tried this tactic at circle 7 and failed again.
She may have unwittingly given them an excuse...



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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by Mike Oxlong » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:44 am

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… if for no other reason, her non-compete clause, ALL stations have em, the only question is whether hers is 6 months or a year.
I'm curious about non-compete clauses. I see folks on here mention them. So if someone does have a six month non-compete clause, does the station pay them for the six months?

It just seems to me (like I've said before I'm in no way professionally involved with media) that if the person isn't allowed to earn elsewhere for a period of time, they should be getting at least something during that time period.



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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by CircleWXYZ » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:04 am

Rumor has it, former Ch 7 traffic reporter Rachel McCrary was ousted a few years ago, in favor of Ann Marie. If this is true, yikes! Talk about karma!!



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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:44 am

Probably true. La Flamme was brought aboard when 7 did a really stupid reformatting of its morning show, where the station decided to have six or seven people in studio. They had Jeff Vaughn doing stand ups from the newsroom reading AP or Reuters wire stories at the time. He should've been anchoring.

I cannot remember if it was that reformat where Maddox was given the co-anchor chair or the subsequent one.


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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by Rate This » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:21 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:44 am
Probably true. La Flamme was brought aboard when 7 did a really stupid reformatting of its morning show, where the station decided to have six or seven people in studio. They had Jeff Vaughn doing stand ups from the newsroom reading AP or Reuters wire stories at the time. He should've been anchoring.

I cannot remember if it was that reformat where Maddox was given the co-anchor chair or the subsequent one.
That was the reformat after Vic Faust left the morning show in 2014.



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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by The Constant Browser » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:09 pm

FWIW LaFlamme on Mojo and the Morning last week said that she has known for two months they were not renewing her contract. When she announced on social media her last day was coming up, then WXYZ told her she was done that day.



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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by km1125 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:15 pm

Mike Oxlong wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:44 am
inmyopinion wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:07 am
… if for no other reason, her non-compete clause, ALL stations have em, the only question is whether hers is 6 months or a year.
I'm curious about non-compete clauses. I see folks on here mention them. So if someone does have a six month non-compete clause, does the station pay them for the six months?

It just seems to me (like I've said before I'm in no way professionally involved with media) that if the person isn't allowed to earn elsewhere for a period of time, they should be getting at least something during that time period.
I don't know in this case, but frequently you do get some kind of 'stipend' for agreeing to a non-compete. However, that might have been built into her contract, so she might have been receiving that 'stipend' since she signed on.

RE: Isom. Hilary Golston is beginning to remind me of Isom every time I hear her talk. Not quite as dramatic, but similar cadence many times she talks. Hope she does not continue down that road.



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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by Rate This » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:40 pm

The Constant Browser wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:09 pm
FWIW LaFlamme on Mojo and the Morning last week said that she has known for two months they were not renewing her contract. When she announced on social media her last day was coming up, then WXYZ told her she was done that day.
In other words they didn’t like her announcement and fired her. That screams “last straw” in big capital letters...



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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by macgoldfan » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:55 pm

Don't think she's worried about it right now.Image

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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by CircleWXYZ » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:54 pm

macgoldfan wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:55 pm
Don't think she's worried about it right now.Image

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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by 696lover » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:16 am

Looks like Murri got rid of the people who told the truth in their depositions about him promoting Maddox after Maddox had sex with the intern in the parking lot



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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by CircleWXYZ » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:12 am

696lover wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:16 am
Looks like Murri got rid of the people who told the truth in their depositions about him promoting Maddox after Maddox had sex with the intern in the parking lot
It sounds like Scripps has a culture issue. Not good at all. I say all the good anchors need to leave 7, when their contract ends.



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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by inmyopinion » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:22 am

Non-competes do not keep you from working in the industry, they keep you from working in the same DMA for a term of usually 6 months after the end of a contract. I have never heard of a "stipend". This is standard industry wide, but if you know someone who went "across the street" immediately after leaving one station, that simply means they were working "without" a contract for a few months/years before their departure at the error or "favor" of management, but this example is very rare.



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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by km1125 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:46 am

Mr.Transistor wrote:
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This is very disappointing, she was on my hot babe list . Not only is she a terrific representative for the community she's a very nice person. I sure hope she ends up somewhere in this city. Now I just have Foxie -Ali Hoxie and Glenda Lewis left at 7.
I see she's been doing traffic lately, and doing pretty well. I think she's better at that role than Ann Marie was.



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Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Post by imbadboy » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:30 am

I see she's been doing traffic lately, and doing pretty well. I think she's better at that role than Ann Marie was.


I think Ali Hoxie is doing a fine job. She does need to loosen up a little bit though.



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