A federal jury in Atlanta on Wednesday determined that CNN did not engage in either race or age discrimination when the network declined in 2003 to renew the contract of a roaming anchor at CNN International.
After deliberating five hours over two days, the jury of five women and one man, and a sixth female alternate, said in post-trial interviews that they found virtually no evidence to suggest that former anchor Marina Kolbe, then 42, had been let go from CNNI in 2003 and subsequently rejected as a freelancer because CNN wanted to replace her with younger or minority on-air talent.
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