Age Isn’t Just a Number for Anchors, Reporters

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Want to see TV news people scatter faster than cockroaches at an exterminators convention?

Ask them about their ages.

In an interview here in late 2003, Kaity Tong dodged age questions. She later called back to whisper the number–then 52. She’s 59 now, according to an age-discrimination lawsuit recently filed by former news director Karen Scott.

Given Tong’s reluctance to discuss her age, it’s a safe bet that neither she nor the others whose ages were disclosed were happy about it either. More…