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Meteorologist Who Sued KCBS in 2012, Sues KABC After Not Getting Hired

Kyle Hunter, a meteorologist with more than 20 years experience is suing Los Angeles ABC owned station KABC for unlawful discrimination in hiring after not being interviewed for an open on-air weather position.

Hunter, who sued CBS along with stations KCBS and KCAl in March 2012 for the same reason, alleges he was not considered for the position because KABC president and general manager Arnie Kleiner and KABC news director Cheryl Fair wanted to hire an attractive female instead.

The complaint reads, “Plaintiff alleges that the job posting by KABC-TV was nothing more than a sham as Mr. Kleiner and Ms. Cheryl Fair had previously decided to hire a young, attractive female for this position – preferably a blonde who physically resembled Indra Petersons.”

Indra Petersons left KABC in 2011. In the complaint Hunter alleges he was never contacted for an interview when he applied for the open position left by Petersons departure. He also believes “that multiple qualified males applied for this position, but none were brought in for interviews, auditions or given any true consideration for this open on-air news department position.” He also alleges that “multiple qualified persons over 40″ had the same experience. Read more

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On the Move, 8/30/11

Bri Winkler, a meteorologist at KAMR in Amarillo, is jumping 129 markets to join KABC in Los Angeles as a meteorologist.

Stephanie Hockridge is joining KNXV in Phoenix as a weekend anchor and multimedia journalist. She was previously an anchor at WDAF in Kansas City.

After 10 years at WOFL in Orlando, Jim Van Fleet joins WTSP in Tampa. He will start in December.

Danielle Lerner moves from KSBY in San Luis Obispo to KVOA in Tucson.

The journalists in this post are represented by Rick Carr of TVContract.com.

If you would like to report a new move, send an email to tvspy@mediabistro.com with the subject line “On the Move.”