WPIX‘s former news director has slapped the station with a dishy $4.5 million lawsuit that says she and New York news legends Marvin Scott, Sal Marchiano and Kaity Tong all suffered from age discrimination.
Karen Scott, who was fired last August from the Tribune-owned Channel 11, says she was let go because of her age, 60–and not sagging news ratings as she was told. She maintains her firing was consistent with the way the station handled other senior staffers by either firing them, or reducing their roles.
Former station general manager Betty Ellen Berlamino is blamed for setting the ageist tone at Channel 11 in Scott’s suit, filed yesterday. More…