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The Associated Press March 16, 2012, 1:54PM ET

Weatherman sues CBS stations for discrimination

A Los Angeles weatherman is suing CBS Broadcasting Inc. for discrimination, claiming the company hired unqualified young, attractive, women instead of men with experience and credentials.

Kyle Hunter says in a lawsuit filed Thursday that because of his gender and age he is unable to find work as a news weathercaster despite years of experience, awards and a bachelor's degree in geosciences and broadcast meteorology.

Hunter says he applied for numerous on-air positions at KCBS and KCAL, but was never given an opportunity to interview.

The lawsuit alleges that the stations hired young, attractive women to induce more men to watch their prime time newscasts. CBS owns and operates KCBS and KCAL.

Hunter is seeking unspecified damages.

A call to CBS seeking comment was not immediately returned. CBS is owned by CBS Corp.

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