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Reno TV reporter files discrimination suit

A Jewish television reporter is suing her station claiming that she was demoted because of her faith.

Danita Cohen-Breen lost her morning anchor job at KOLO-TV after refusing to work extra hours without extra pay. She claims in her discrimination complaint filed last week with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission that new station news director Robert Page referred to her being Jewish when he demoted her, according to The Associated Press.

“I have a Jewish name, and it was at this time Mr. Page asked me if I was Jewish,” Cohen-Breen said in her complaint, quoted by the AP. “I informed him that I was. Mr. Page stated that Jewish people are stubborn and sometimes needed to be humbled.”

Cohen-Breen says in her complaint that she was replaced as anchor by a visibly religious Christian woman and that two other Jewish station employees were fired.

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