The mystery surrounding Neroli Meadows' sudden departure from Fox Sports after almost a decade on the network has been deepened, with sources claiming that the popular presenter was shocked because she did not shoot & # 39; with other staff.
The decision for the 34-year-old sports reporter to say goodbye to the network was initially reported in the Herald Sun newspaper as part of a cost-saving drive within the network – where she organized AFL shows On The Mark and AFL Tonight.
The decision not to renew her contract was shocked and disappointed by some in the sports journalism community, including a sports presenter on the network.
Many said they hoped her gender was not the reason to cut her off from Fox Sports.
According to various sources, the decision not to continue her work had nothing to do with her gender, but because she did not like & # 39; in the workplace and could not get along with junior producers.
She has also been replaced by another woman, Kath Loughnan, the sources said.
Meadows did not return the calls for comments from Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; I was told that at Fox you will not find one person who has not seen this coming or is upset about it & # 39 ;, said a source, who & # 39; knowledge & # 39; has of the relations of the broadcaster with colleagues & # 39; s.
Shock movement! Neroli Meadows (photo) was tracked by Fox Sports after nine years amid reports that they didn't like & # 39; and & # 39; does not get along well & # 39; with other staff
The source claimed that Meadows was unaware of what people thought of her, but by the last summer of Fox Cricket they were fed up with her antics & # 39; & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Fox Footy has already replaced her with Kath Loughnan, who I think is popular, & # 39; said the source.
& # 39; I think people agreed that she was good in the air, but her attitude outside the air led to her demise. & # 39;
Meadows went to Twitter to break her silence on Monday, showing that the past week had been challenging.
She wrote: & # 39; After ten years my time with Fox has ended in two cities. I have had an incredible time with many sensational people.
& # 39; Setting boundaries for both AFL and cricket in the past year and hosting international cricket is a dream come true, 20 years in the making. & # 39;
& # 39; I should probably change my Twitter handle now & # 39 ;: Meadows, 34, took her social media profiles to break her silence, revealing that last week was a challenge
& # 39; Meadows have broken her silence amid reports that she & # 39; did not like & # 39; and & # 39; can't get along well with junior staff
In targeted comments to Media Week on Wednesday, Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany denied that Meadows was the target because she was a woman.
& # 39; We have many women in the network and occasionally people go, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; People don't have a job for life. & # 39;
Mr. Delany did not want to comment on the reasoning behind the decision.
& # 39; I don't want to comment on the specific circumstances, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; But Foxtel and Fox Sports have no shortage of women or give women no opportunities, it is the exact opposite. & # 39;
After the shocking announcement, her fellow anchors and media personalities praised the presenter and called her & # 39; the best in the industry & # 39; – it is unclear where she will go
Fox reporter Mark Gottlieb once again shared Mark Latham's tweet and added: & # 39; Translation: & # 39; I don't like successful women & # 39;. & # 39;
The departure of Meadows has divided opinions on social media.
Fox reporter Mark Gottlieb commented on a tweet from NSW One Nation Senator Mark Latham and said she & # 39; bad & # 39; was by claiming: & # 39; Translation: & # 39; I don't like successful women & # 39;. & # 39;
Many praised the 34-year-old as one of the best in the industry and suggested that she would soon be taken elsewhere.
Fellow sports reporter Erin Molan tweeted: & She is an absolute gun. One of the best in the industry. I have no doubt that she will be picked up as soon as possible. & # 39;
Freelance: her flexible contract meant she could organize the short-term makeover of AFL & The Footy Show earlier this year on rival Nine, while still staying at Fox Sport
The panel member of the project, Peter Helliar, wrote: & # 39; One of the brightest stars on that network. Rivals stand in line and break phones. & # 39;
The flexible contract from Meadows meant that she could organize the short-term makeover of AFL & The Footy Show on rival Nine earlier this year, while still staying at Fox Sports.
Meadows briefly organized On The Mark alongside Sarah Jones and Kelli Underwood.
However, the show could not convince the audience and was canned after seven episodes.
Date night: in 2015, the 34-year-old sports reporter made the news in 2015 when she was seen leaving the Ivy nightclub in Sydney with Australian cricket player Shane Warne
The 34-year-old sports reporter made the news in 2015 when she was seen leaving the Ivy nightclub in Sydney with Australian cricket player Shane Warne.
Allegedly the couple returned to his hotel room after dinner and drinks.
Meadows also made her favorite as a favorite with AFL fans with her regular stint about Triple M & # 39; s coverage of football.
After the shocking announcement, her fellow anchors and media personalities praised the presenter and called her & # 39; the best in the industry & # 39 ;.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Fox Sports and Meadows for comments.
To the ground! The 34-year-old sports reporter was a prominent figure at FOX Sports, who organized AFL shows On The Mark and AFL earlier this year.
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