Fired KMOV anchorman Larry Conners claims he has a job opportunity in St. Louis, but also says his old employers are blocking the hire.
In a Facebook post Sunday night, Conners says, "I have been offered a job to return to broadcasting in St. Louis.
"I can’t give details at this time," Conners said of the job offer, then adds that KMOV officials still maintain that Conners is bound by the contractual clause which bans him from competing with KMOV for one year.
Conners was unavailable for comment.
Conners, 66, was fired May 21 after spending 37 years in St. Louis television — the last 27 as an anchor at KMOV. The dismissal came after a series of events that began when Conners implied in a May 13 Facebook post that he may have been targeted by the IRS after interviewing Obama in 2012.
The IRS claims Conners and his wife, Janet L. Conners, owe more than $85,000 from 2008, 2009 and 2010. Conners has said he was on a payment plan with the IRS, but that the plan was cancelled after the Obama interview and a tax lien was placed on the couple's home in Clayton.
Conners' post about the job offer goes on to criticize KMOV for preventing him from working "in my chosen profession in St. Louis for one year."
He also notes that he is moving forward with his allegation of age discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
KMOV president and general manager Mark Pimentel could not be reached for comment. In a previous statement, Pimentel said the station will "vigorously" fight Conners' EEOC and lawsuit claims.