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KMBC settles age & gender discrimination suit with female talent

After almost 2 years, there’s a settlement in the lawsuit KMBC-9 anchor woman Maria Antonia (pictured) and 2 other women filed for age and gender discrimination.

In November of 2008, Maria Antonia, who had been anchoring at the station for 25 years, was pulled off the anchor chair. Back then, she told the Kansas City Star that the station’s general manager swore she would never anchor at channel 9 again.

In a very brief press release, Kansas City’s KMBC-9 announced it resolved “on amicable terms its differences with three of its employees: Kelly Eckerman, Maria Antonia and Peggy Breit and that “the three employees will remain at the station.”

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer. I founded Media Moves in June of 2007.