BBC television presenter Suzanne Virdee was ordered to quit Midlands Today and left without fulfilling the last two days of her contract.
The presenter said her 11-year BBC career ended in “surprise and deep sadness” after bosses said she was no longer required to work her last two days at BBC Birmingham in the Mailbox.
Ms Virdee had been due to finish on Friday night.
Ms Virdee issued a statement to her bosses which read: “I was surprised and deeply saddened to receive your call informing me that due to my press statement being issued you no longer wanted me to fulfil my contract and present my last two days at Midlands Today.
“Despite an extremely difficult time I would, as I have always done, have continued to present Midlands Today in a professional manner and without rancour.
"I note that you have said you will pay me as I have made myself available to work.”
On Thursday, the Solihull-born 42-year-old revealed she had been due to sign a five-month contract, but decided to leave “due to circumstances beyond my control”.
She had, however, expected to present Midlands Today, which she began presenting in 2001, on Thursday and Friday.
Ms Virdee had said in a public statement: “It is with great sadness that I will not be continuing my long association with Midlands Today.
“However, due to circumstances beyond my control it is not possible for me to sign a proposed five-month contract and my final day presenting Midlands Today will be Friday, March 30, 2012.”
Ms Virdee took over as the Midlands Today main presenter in 2002 having started on late night bulletins the previous year.
“It’s been an honour and a privilege to bring the news to the region where I was born and brought up and I really am extremely grateful for that opportunity and the support I have had from viewers," she said.
“Working with my dear friend and co-host Nick Owen has been a total pleasure and us being honoured with best presenter awards along the way was an unexpected highlight.
“During my time at Midlands Today I have worked with some superb colleagues, many of whom have become firm friends and have been a massive support to me.”
Mrs Virdee became a journalist as a trainee reporter at the age of 18 with the Solihull Times.
After passing her journalism qualifications she worked for Central Television and went back to newspapers, taking up posts with the Sunday Mercury and the Birmingham Mail. She then moved into radio with BBC WM, before working for Central Television again.