Weatherman Sues CBS for Sex Discrimination

Network just wants 20-something women: Kyle Hunter
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 19, 2012 1:15 AM CDT
Kyle Hunter claims CBS only wants young women for its weather posts.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – A San Diego weatherman is suing CBS for sex and age discrimination. Kyle Hunter, who works for Fox 5, claims his job applications have been ignored by KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles because he's not a 20-something female, reports the Daily Mail. Hunter, 40, is seeking unspecified damages for being passed over, despite his meteorology degree and years of experience. Two women with no significant weather experience were hired instead of Hunter, who wasn't even interviewed for the jobs for which he applied, according to his complaint. He's arguing that CBS wants young sexy women in weather spots to lure more male viewers. CBS calls the suit "frivolous." There was "no need for the stations to interview someone we were already well aware of," said a network statement.

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