Kyle Hunter says he was passed over for jobs at both CBS-owned stations because he wasn't a hot chick (er, young, good-looking woman). He's filed an employment discrimination suit - and he's represented by Gloria Allred. From THR:
Hunter alleges "that within the past few years, KCAL and KCBS decided to hire young attractive women as weathercasters in prime time rather than men in order to induce more men to watch their prime time newscasts," according to the suit. That means there was no place for Hunter, an over-40 male meteorologist with impeccable credentials, he says. Hunter claims he learned in 2010 that KCBS' longtime weatherman Johnny Mountain would not have his contract renewed, so he informed the station that he would like to be considered for the job. But according to the complaint, the station wasn't interested in him and instead brought in a younger female, despite Hunter being "far more qualified, and far more experienced, [than] the female hired to replace Mr. Mountain."
Hunter then applied for an opening at KCAL, but again he was turned down. He says he asked a KCAL manager why he hadn't been considered for the job and, according to the complaint, was told that "You wouldn't be the type men would want to look at."
There's virtually no way this will make it to court, which is a shame because it would have been fun watching CBS attorneys and managers try convincing the court that hiring all those good-looking gals was just a coincidence.