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07/14/2014 10:34 am ET Updated Jul 14, 2014

Rhonda Lee, Meteorologist Fired For Defending Her Natural Hair, Gets Hired By WeatherNation

Rhonda Lee

In 2012, meteorologist Rhonda Lee made national headlines after she was fired from her job at a television station in Louisiana for defending herself on Facebook against racist comments about Lee sporting her natural hair. Yesterday, she announced that WeatherNation hired her as an on-air meteorologist.

Rhonda Lee's saga began when several viewers left ugly comments on Shreveport, Louisiana-based KTBS' Facebook page about the meteorologist opting to wear her natural hair rather than

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