Two weeks ago ABC's "General Hospital" made the unthinkable decision of firing popular actress Rebecca Herbst after she put in thirteen years of loyal service to the series. Unfortunately, as the General Hospital Editor for Soap Opera Network, I did not report on Herbst's firing nor did I acknowledge anywhere on the website of its occurrence. Meanwhile, during that same week it was announced that Melissa Claire Egan had made the decision to depart "All My Children" and Brittany Underwood had also been fired by "One Life to Live." Those news items did in fact go up on the website.
While we work as a team here at Soap Opera Network, it was ultimately my responsibility to report on all things relating to "General Hospital" itself, including the ouster of Herbst. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Rebecca Herbst, her fans and loyal followers, as well as our readers for not reporting the news when it happened.
I personally wish Ms. Herbst the best of luck in the future and I hope that includes seeing her on a new series that will see the true talent that she can bring or on the big screen co-starring with Hollywood's top elite.