Newsroom insider: "Amber is not well-liked"

Alicia Vrajlal

Amber Sherlock has been the subject of critics in recent weeks following her jacketgate incident with Julie Snook, and now Channel Nine insiders say Amber is "not well-liked in the newsroom".

A source has told New Idea magazine that the weather presenter feels threatened by younger staff, and has even made producers cry in the past.

"Amber is overly wary and paranoid of new talent - [there are] daggers [for] new people who enter the newsroom," says the source.

Amber Sherlock has been the subject of critics in recent weeks following her jacketgate incident with Julie Snook, and now Channel Nine insiders say Amber is

Meanwhile another insider tell the publication: "She wants the top job and sees everyone younger as competition.

"Everyone talks about how awful she is to work with."

Amber returned to screens last week, following the controversial jacketgate incident. It's believed she had a please-explain meeting with Nine execs before her return.

Earlier this month Nine presenter Amber had a major fashion dilemma when fellow reporter Julie Snook appeared on her TV segment wearing the same colour.

Earlier this month footage was leaked of Channel Nine newsreaders Amber Sherlock and Julie Snook locking horns over their white wardrobe. Source: Nine

Psychologist Sandy Rea was also wearing a ruffled white top for the segment but Amber only seemed to be unimpressed with Julie's choice of attire.

Despite her protestations that she had been "flat out" and hadn't had time to change, Julie copped a furious serve from Amber, who told her, to go and find something else to wear.

"I need Julie to put a jacket on, because we're all in white," Amber says at the start of the footage, which shows the two women in different studios. Fellow commentator psychologist Sandy Rae laughs, presumably thinking Amber must be joking.

Sandy, in a third studio, then offers to try and find a jacket for herself as she, too, is wearing white.

Amber wearing white during a Nine news bulletin in 2010. Source: Nine

But Amber only has eyes for Julie's outfit.

"You're [al]right," she tells Sandy. "It's fine, Sandy – but there can't be three of us."

Ironically, Julie eventually pipes up to say she wasn't actually wearing white.

"I'm wearing blue, for one, Amber," she says.

Amber insisted Julie put on a black jacket to cover her white top. Source: Nine

But that isn't good enough. Even when Julie offers to leave the studio and go back to work, she gets rejected.

At one point, Amber reaches for her phone to try and arrange a jacket to be delivered for Julie to wear.

The footage eventually fades to black, however the audio feed goes on with the women continuing to squabble.

Then, Julie returns – adjusting a black blazer over her controversial top.

Julie eventually put a black jacket on as per Amber's request. Source: Nine

And finally, the women start their show, no longer all in white.

"Live TV can be a pretty stressful beast, at times," weather and news presenter Amber said in a statement after the incident was leaked.

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"And as anyone knows, it’s never much fun rocking up to work or to a party in the same outfit as one of your colleagues or friends.

"I probably overreacted with the pressure of presenting a live news bulletin."

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