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Rocketboom To Get Interim Host As Vloggers Air Dirty Laundry

Yesterday, the story of Amanda Congdon — the popular Rocketboom vlogger who was unceremoniously fired, or perhaps quit, over the weekend — got even more interesting with the news that the dustup between Congdon and her Rocketboom partner, Andrew Baron, allegedly had to do with Congdon’s wanderlust for the brights lights and hard-to-find watering holes of 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.

The full note, as posted on Rocketboom‘s site:

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.

UPDATE: HuffPo’s “Eat The Press” says Baron has tapped MTV Europe VJ Joanna Colan to take the anchor chair vacated by Congdon.

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