Long-time St. Louis newsman Larry Conners is taking his age discrimination claims against his former employer to court. Conners, 66, is suing KMOV-TV for $50,000, alleging that younger and less-experienced employees got better assignments and treatment.
The veteran broadcaster had filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint after he was fired in May.
His dismissal came about a week after he posted controversial comments to Facebook. Conners had suggested he may have been targeted by the IRS after a 2012 interview with President Barack Obama.
KMOV general manager Mark Pimentel told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the station will "vigorously defend" itself against Connors' claims.