February 8, 2019 - Lisa wins retaliation case against KSHB-TV, but loses discrimination suit.
"When African Americans challenge systemic racism, the results can be devastating. That has never been more evident to Lisa Benson Cooper, who was fired from her job as a reporter at KSHB-TV Channel 41 for sharing on her personal Facebook page an article on white fragility."
Live Radio Interviews
FEB 16, 2019 KPRT 106.1 By Eric Wesson
Segment 2, beginning at 31:46: After discrimination suit, former KSHB reporter feels "vindicated."
Lisa Benson worked for 41 Action News for 14 years before filing a lawsuit against them alleging she was assigned stories and denied professional advancement based on her race and then fired because she sued over it. Benson, who is African American, told Steve Kraske, "it was very difficult going through the reality of working there and looking for opportunities that just simply were not available to me." Today, we learned about her mixed verdict.
Published on Aug 22, 2018
Former reporter suspended for sharing an article about white privilege.
Missouri reporter who filed a discrimination lawsuit against her former employer was suspended from her position in May after she shared a story about female white privilege to her private Facebook page.