(PennLive) Another abc27 employee has announced that she has left the news station, citing an environment at the station that “was no longer conducive to quality work.”
Carrie Perry, a correspondent for the Good Day PA segment on abc27, ended her employment on April 10.
On June 1, she shared a post on Facebook that she had left the station “for many reasons,” including her work with Lyme Disease Advocacy. However, she later updated the post, adding the following:
“I feel I should be clear and state that the environment at the station was no longer conducive to quality work and, as a mother of 5 daughters, it was not acceptable that the climate for women is simply not favorable.”
When PennLive reached out to Perry, she declined to comment further on her departure. The television station did not respond Friday to a request for comment.
Perry is the third female on-air talent who specified complaints about the work environment and climate at abc27 connected to their leaving the station.
Flora Posteraro was released from the station in March, suggesting there were elements of discrimination in her departure. Posteraro then filed a sexual discrimination complaint against her former employers.
And last week, abc27 reporter Dawn White also left the station, and also cited a hostile work environment and climate “over the past few months” in her own Facebook post.
Posteraro was one of several station employees involved in an internal complaint about station general manager Robert Bee, who began working with the station in January of 2017.
The complaint specified Bee making numerous alleged comments regarding the dress and appearance of the female anchors.
Management at abc27 has responded that the shifts in the lineup and programming were planned long before Posteraro’s departure.
The station’s parent company, Nexstar, has disputed claims of discrimination, stands by the results of their internal investigation into Bee’s behavior, and committed to fighting the allegations.