CBS Denies Weatherman Discrimination in Los Angeles

March 19, 2012

CBS Broadcasting Inc. is denying a lawsuit allegation that it hired unqualified but pretty women instead of experienced men to do weather broadcasts in Los Angeles, Calif.

The network says Friday that Kyle Hunter’s complaint is frivolous and based on gross misstatements of fact. CBS says it will vigorously defend itself in court.

Hunter, who’s been a weatherman for Fox5 in San Diego, sued Thursday in Los Angeles. Hunter argues that his gender and age keep him from getting on-air weather jobs at KCBS and KCAL despite his meteorology degree and years of experience.

The lawsuit alleges that the CBS stations hired young, attractive women to induce more men to watch their prime-time newscasts.

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