Radio Host Fired For Racist Tweet On Chauvin Verdict

The Omaha Herald-Leader reports:

Omaha radio personality Chris Baker was fired Wednesday after posting an offensive tweet about the Derek Chauvin verdict. C. Taylor Walet III, area president/Nebraska for iHeartRadio, said Wednesday that Baker had been fired from KFAB that afternoon and that a statement would be forthcoming. Baker did not appear on air Wednesday, and his Twitter account had been shut down. Baker could not be reached for comment.

The statement from iHeart Radio:

We are aware of the completely inappropriate and unacceptable tweet that was posted late Tuesday afternoon. Please know that this does not represent our viewpoint or our values, and we take this situation very seriously. Accordingly, Chris Baker’s employment with our Company has been terminated.