My husband and I began watching KMBC news shortly after we moved to the area in 1980. Yes, we remember Christine Craft, and we thought KMBC had changed its ways. Apparently not so, based on the lawsuit filed by three longtime female staffers (11/15, A-1, “KMBC hit by gender lawsuit”).
We want to hear the news from someone we respect and trust because of their knowledge and experience, not some young chick in a tight sweater. In support of Maria Antonia, Peggy Breit and Kelly Eckerman, we are no longer watching any news broadcast on KMBC.
Finally, the female anchors at KMBC are doing something about the blatant discrimination that has been going on for too long in television news. I often wondered why the men enjoyed longevity after turning gray while the women have been replaced by younger, giggly females.
I, for one, have turned to other stations for my news.