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Five NY1 anchors settle discrimination suit against the news station

Five NY1 anchors settle discrimination suit against the news station
The New Year’s Eve agreement came 18 months after the news veterans, in an explosive Manhattan Federal Court filing, charged they were marginalized by new management in favor of younger and less-experienced female colleagues.

The rancorous discrimination lawsuit filed by five veteran female anchors against NY1 was settled quietly Thursday, with the plaintiffs agreeing to leave the all-news station as part of the confidential deal.When the lawsuit was filed in June 2019, Shaughnessy chided the station for shifting from its local-friendly approach to a embrace a slicker and more superficial style.“We are pleased to announce we have reached a confidential resolution of the lawsuit filed by Roma Torre, Kristen Shaughnessy, Jeanine Ramirez, Vivian Lee and Amanda Farinacci and as a result, have mutually agreed to part ways,” said a statement from Spectrum Networks.And a separate 2019 lawsuit filed by former on-air NY1 journalists Thalia Perez and Michelle Greenstein charged their pregnancies led to their firings from the all-news station.

In the back, from left, is Jeanine Ramirez, Vivian Lee and Kristen Shaughnessy.(Jacob Edinger/HANDOUT) Torre, along with fellow plaintiffs Amanda Farinacci, Vivian Lee, Jeanine Ramirez and Kristen Shaughnessy, collectively claimed more than a century’s worth of experience at NY1.

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