Network denies claims made by former anchor Lisa Cornwell and 17 others about bias and favoritism, Washington Post reports
Reported: Allegations of sexism at Golf Channel that have been raised by 16 former and two current employees at the network, according to a story by Ben Strauss, the media columnist for The Washington Post. Lisa Cornwell, a former anchor and reporter at the NBC-owned network, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2020. Another former employee described the culture as “a boys’ club” in which women were denied opportunities frequently given to men. A spokesman for Golf Channel told Strauss that “the vast majority” of the claims have been investigated and that the network has taken “appropriate action.” He added that Golf Channel is “vigorously defending this matter.” Golf Channel has undergone significant staff turnover in recent months and moved its operations from Orlando, Fla., where the late Arnold Palmer co-founded the network in 1995, to NBC Sports’ headquarters in Stamford, Conn.
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