Five announcers in NY1 said Thursday that they “mutually agreed” to leave the local news station after the age and gender discrimination lawsuit was settled. Roma Toure, Christine Chauncey, Janine Ramirez, Vivian Lee, and Amanda Farinacci all alleged that the directors forced them to stop broadcasting in favor of younger broadcasters with less experience. Tell Tory, one of NY1’s longest-serving hosts New York times Last year, “We feel like we’re out of place.” They said after filing the lawsuit They have been more ostracized and marginalized By colleagues.
The five women who sued collectively have over 100 years of broadcast experience. They have been required to sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of their settlement agreement and will no longer appear in NY1.
On Thursday, the women said they were “delighted” to find a secret solution. “After entering into a lengthy dialogue with NY1, we believe it is in everyone’s best interest – our own, New York 1 and our viewers – that this litigation be resolved and we have mutually agreed to disengage,” they said in a statement. Their lawyer, Douglas Wigdor and David Gottlieb, thanked the fans who “have watched them deliver the news fairly and accurately for many years.”
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