June 2, 2023

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The “Kelly Clarkson Program” has been accused of being a toxic work environment by current and former employees

number of producers on The Kelly Clarkson Show They have been accused of creating a toxic work environment, according to a posting gallery Rolling Stone Friday. The outlet reported that it spoke with one current employee and 10 former employees of the NBC daytime series, all of whom are anonymous, but described Rolling Stone as “entertainment industry veterans”.

For her part, the presenter of the program, Kelly Clarkson, described her as “fantastic”.

“Kelly has no idea how upset her staff are,” said a former employee. Rolling Stone. Among the allegations pressed against the production were staff telling Mag they were overworked, underpaid, and that their mental health had suffered as a result of working on the show.

Another former employee told the outlets, “Kelly is amazing. She’s someone who never treats anyone with anything but dignity and she’s incredibly appreciative.” “I would be shocked if I knew. I would be flattered if I knew the staff had not been paid for two weeks of the Christmas hiatus. The Kelly I interacted with that everyone knows is probably very upset to find out.”

Another employee said that despite working on a number of different groups in the entertainment industry, their experience with The Kelly Clarkson Show “It is by far the worst experience I’ve had in my entire life,” claiming that it “prevents me from ever wanting to work in the day again” and that the job left them “traumatized”.

Another employee said, “This job has worsened my mental health.” Rolling Stone.

Several employees said their complaints were brought to HR, including during exit interviews, but no action appeared to be taken. A former employee claimed, “There’s a culture of lack of accountability in some people, and that needs to change.”

However, not all employees are in The Kelly Clarkson Show Labeling the exhibition’s work environment “toxic”. A staff member tells ET, “It’s… Rolling Stone The article was a surprise. Kelly is a fast-paced and stress-free production, but nothing about the environment rises to being toxic. The show still paid us even though we had to close early due to the writers’ strike. Also, they’re finding a way for the staff to stay in LA to work on the show even though the show is shooting in New York next season.”

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Meanwhile, another source told ET of Clarkson, “She was completely shielded by the executive producers from everything.”

After the article was published, an NBCU spokesperson told ET in a statement, “We are committed to a safe and respectful work environment and take workplace complaints seriously and to suggest otherwise is untrue. When issues are reported, they are promptly reviewed, investigated, and acted upon.” As appropriate. The Kelly Clarkson Show strives to build a safe, respectful, and equitable workplace that nurtures a culture of inclusivity and creativity.”

ET has reached out to Clarkson for comment. Rolling Stone He points out that neither NBC nor Clarkson responded to separate requests for comment on his story.

book writer Rolling Stone Reporting by Kristi Lee Iandoli, same writer who broke BuzzFeed News Story on several employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show claiming that the popular daytime talk show had a “toxic work culture”. The report prompted an investigation by WarnerMedia in 2020 and the exit of three top producers from the show before the show ended last May.

ET spoke to Yandoli, who said the employees she spoke to had nothing bad to say about the way Clarkson treated them.

“So the staff that I spoke to, who worked closely with Kelly, said she was beautiful,” Iandoli said. “She’s great. They don’t have anything bad to say about Kelly herself, although a lot of people have also said that Kelly is completely isolated from her inner circle and the executive producers, which is totally uncommon for a talk show, to be fair.”

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“I think what most people have said — and that was the common denominator with 11 people I spoke to — is that they’re not happy because in 2023, you know, according to people who are veterans of the industry, it’s still being perpetuated under the guise of, that is TV”. “This is the day. It’s a stressful environment, and they don’t appreciate that they went to HR. They tried to make changes internally, and they didn’t see any change.”

Rolling StoneHis article comes on the heels of news being produced The Kelly Clarkson Show She’s set to move to New York City this fall, where she’s setting up shop at NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. Clarkson’s show will be filmed at Studio 6A with a live studio audience.

The news marks a big step for Clarkson and the syndicated talk show, which was renewed to 2025 in November. Currently in its fourth season, The Kelly Clarkson Show The last two seasons opened with week-long specials outside of New York City. “She’s ready for the move and excited for a new change,” a source told ET at the time of the announcement.

ET has learned that contract negotiations for the new season of The Kelly Clarkson Show Staffing is currently in negotiation, ahead of the show’s big move to New York City. According to a source, not all employees will be moving to New York, and many will still have a job in Los Angeles.

“Contract negotiations are always keeping everyone on high alert especially since the show is making its way to NYC. Currently, the staff is considering options to move on or stop being with the show,” says the source. “Some are willing to relocate, while others are not, so tensions are high, and everyone feels their fate is in the balance. Combined with the current book strike, it is leaving many feeling like their livelihoods are in question which could cause people to act in all sorts of ways. But For now, most of them are lying around and looking forward to a new future for the show.”

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The Kelly Clarkson Show It premiered on September 9, 2019 and will air 720 episodes by the end of the current season. The daytime talk show became an early success story and before its fourth season, it officially took over the timeslot it previously occupied. The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

She is also known for her famous “Kellyoke” segments that begin each episode, in which Clarkson performs covers of popular songs by fan request. In June 2022, Clarkson released the six track Kilyuk The EP features her performances of songs by Billie Eilish, Roy Orbison, Whitney Houston and The Weeknd.

The Kelly Clarkson Show She has won 13 Daytime Emmys to date, including three for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment Host for Clarkson (2020 to 2022) and two for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment (2021 to 2022). He’s been nominated for 11 Daytime Emmys this year, including Outstanding Daytime Talk Series Host and Outstanding Conversation Series.

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