In Las Vegas, Former Meteorologist Sues Reporter

By Andrew Gauthier 

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Former longtime KVBC, Channel 3, weatherman John Fredericks has filed a lawsuit against KLAS-TV and I-Team reporter George Knapp, seeking to prevent the valley’s CBS affiliate from broadcasting any stories related to him or posting them on Channel 8’s Web site.

Also named in the lawsuit is Cheryl Ray, a woman who had a brief relationship with Fredericks. Ray later went to Knapp with a story detailing a bad breakup, according to the lawsuit, which seeks a temporary restraining order.


Fredericks’ attorney, Charles Rainey, said broadcasting “the intimate, personal details of Mr. Fredericks’ life is not newsworthy. There is no claim of privilege to justify this blatant violation of Mr. Fredericks’ privacy.” More…