In case you have not heard, Ebony Steele of The Ricky Smiley Morning Show has exited both the show and Dish Nation. While rumors of Steele’s departure reportedly have been going on for a few weeks, Steele released an official statement this morning saying the following:
” I will be leaving as of today. I feel so blessed to have been part of such a special family for 7 great years and have so enjoyed radio,TV, and my association with Reach Media, and Radio One.
Here’s a hint on what’s next! I am going to do something that I have always wanted to do and it involves expanding my entrepreneurial interests. I’ve always taught females that at some point in their lives they have to spread their wings, take a risk on faith and grow. no matter what! Now it is my turn to lead by example. It is equally exciting that I am likely going to be able to pursue my dreams right within the same radio family. It is my vision that my new endeavors will allow me continued contact with you, my loyal fans.. Stay tuned and stay in touch.
While Smiley released a statement saying the following:
After 7 years with “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” our girl Ebony Steele is moving on. We’ll miss her wit, charm and funny personality, and we thank her so much for everything she brought to the show. She will always be part of my radio family.
According to rickeysmileymorningshow.com Steele is to be replaced with Claudia Jordan actress, model, and former co-host to Jamie Foxx and Tiny.
Neither said exactly why Steele is leaving, but I personally am going to miss her. I just recently started listening to the show but have already grown a fondness for it. Steele reminds my Aunt Kim. I wish her much success.