Five Anchors Leave NY1 as Part of Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Five female NY1 anchors will no longer work at the New York City station.

Roma Torre, Kristen Shaughnessy, Amanda Farinacci, Jeanine Ramirez and Vivian Lee have agree to part ways with Charter Communications, the company that owns NY1, as part of a gender discrimination lawsuit settlement.

The women, who are all over 40, sued the company in 2019. They all argued that since Charter took over in 2016, the station gave preferential treatment to men and to younger women. They detailed their claims in an open letter to the New York Times.

While the settlement is confidential, the lawsuit had sought unspecified damages and asked that they all be returned to the positions they held before Charter’s takeover of the station.

On Dec. 31, Shaughnessy posted she’ll be leaving the network.

“We are pleased to announce we have reached a confidential resolution of our lawsuit against Charter/NY1,” she wrote. “After engaging in a lengthy dialogue with NY1, we believe it is in everyone’s interest – ours, NY1’s and our viewers.”