Former St. Louis Anchorman Files Suit
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The former anchorman for a St. Louis television station has filed suit, claiming he was fired over age discrimination.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 66-year-old Larry Conners filed suit Dec. 5 against KMOV-TV. The allegations are similar to those made in a complaint filed in May with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, soon after Conners was fired.
The suit seeks at least $50,000. In addition to KMOV it names general manager Mark Pimentel and news director Sean McLaughlin as defendants.
Pimentel says the station will "vigorously defend" itself against the claims.
Conners was ousted May 22, about a week after he posted Facebook comments suggesting the Internal Revenue Service targeted him after he asked a tough question of President Barack Obama in a 2012 interview.