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As a news anchor at KGWN in Cheyenne, Wyo., Kerri Hayden said she tried to stay neutral in reporting about the coronavirus pandemic, including stories about mask and vaccine mandates. But when her station’s owner, Gray Television, required all employees to be vaccinated, Hayden was forced to pick a side.
“I wanted the decision to be my choice,” she said in an interview this week, “not a billion-dollar company’s.”