Media Critics On Age Ceiling For Television Newswomen And 'Digital Disruption'

Aug 8, 2017

Unlike their male counterparts, female TV news anchors often find their careers cut short before the age of 50.
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Earlier this year, Karen Fuller, a former news anchor at KCTV-5, sued the station's owner, alleging the company created an age-ceiling for female anchors. Today, our Media Critics ask: Why is it common to have older newsmen on television but rare to see women anchors of a similar age? They'll also discuss how the internet has "digitally disrupted" American newsrooms. Then, KCUR's Jim McLean reports on the Democratic candidates lining up to take on U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder in the 2018 election.