"‘Since its inception, Chris has been an important component of America’s Test Kitchen, as the co-founder of the business,’ said David Nussbaum, the company’s chief executive, in a statement. ‘We made every effort to offer Chris a reasonable contract that reflected his significant contributions to the company and are disappointed that we could not reach agreement.’"
Big mistake by the new leadership of Boston Common Press. Chris Kimball is the face and personality of ATK and its driving force. This is like John Scully forcing Steve Jobs out of Apple in the 1980s. It is Kimball's homespun, stolid Vermonter style that underpins everything they do from the magazines to the TV shows to the radio show. I'm saddened by this, but hopeful Chris can make something new that will be the equal of what he did at ATK.