Amanda CongdonCongdon debuted on in December 2006.

When Amanda Congdon received a contract to host a weekly show on, the 25-year-old was heralded as “the first video blogger to make the jump to a major network” and described herself as “bridging the gap between old and new media.”

That bridge is closed, at least temporarily: Ms. Congdon’s one-year contract isn’t being renewed, ABC confirmed today.

“It’s been a great year with Amanda — a great experiment for both of us. We thank her for her many contributions and know that she’s about to embark on new endeavors and expect there will be times in the future that we can again work together,” the network said.

Ms. Congdon made some news herself while at ABC. When it was reported in March that she was freelancing doing videos for Dupont, the chemical company, she defended her actions by saying that she wasn’t a journalist and therefore the Dupont deal wasn’t a conflict of interest. ABC News then publicly supported her deal with Dupont.

Ms. Congdon said that leaving ABC was her decision.

“It’s been a fun, productive time filled with lots of traveling and lots of learning about traditional news media,” she wrote in an e-mail. She said she will begin a new digital project soon but didn’t elaborate.