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Court date nears for former KMOV meteorologist's discrimination suit

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Former KMOV (Channel 4) meteorologist Meghan Danahey is set to get her day in court — sometime soon.

Danahey, whose legal name is Meghan Hodge, filed a sex and age discrimination lawsuit in January 2021, against the station's owner, Meredith Corporation of Iowa.

The suit also names station news director Scott Diener as a defendant.

Her trial is designated to start June 13, but it could be continued to a later date, a court official said.

Meghan Danahey


Danahey was hired by KMOV as a meteorologist in 2014 and worked weekday mornings and afternoons. Before coming to town, she had worked in Texas, Florida and North Carolina.

Danahey's suit alleges that in February 2018, Diener planned to remove her from her time slots and reassign them to lead meteorologist Steve Templeton and Kent Ehrhardt, both men.

The suit also claims that she was demoted to weekend broadcasts and assigned to general-reporting duties, an area in which she had no experience. 

The station eventually fired Danahey in September 2020.

Danahey is asking for a minimum of $75,000 across three separate claims of discrimination, retaliation and emotional distress.

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