Traffic reporter gets $215K in age discrimination suit
Tammy Dombeck Campbell had been working as a freelance traffic reporter for the station in 2014 when the station’s full time reporter quit.
Campbell, who was 42 at the time, applied for the job but it went to a 24 year old former NFL cheerleader.
Campbell had previously been passed over for the full time traffic position just a few months earlier when the station offered the job to a 27 year old.
Campbell’s attorneys say that candidate, who never started at the station, lacked the listed broadcasting experience and local knowledge. The next candidate, the 24 year old, would eventually start at the station.
The suit targets the station of violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.