When the U.S. Women’s National Team won the World Cup in 2015, two-time Emmy-winning anchor Roma Torre was the host of then-Time Warner Cable NY1′s ticker-tape parade coverage. This year, however, she says she’s being excluded from covering the parade due to “retaliation” for an age and gender discrimination lawsuit she and four other longtime NY1 anchors filed against new owners Charter Communications.
Last month Torre and fellow NY1 anchors Amanda Farinacci, Vivian Lee, Jeanine Ramirez and Kristen Shaughnessy filed suit against Charter, accusing the company of reducing their on-air time in favor of grooming younger women and men to replace them. The anchors range in age from 40 to 61. The suit specifically calls attention to five women the plaintiffs feel are “younger” versions of themselves, mirroring their ethnic backgrounds and general appearances.
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