Former longtime local ABC reporter Sarah Wallace will sue her former station, according to the New York Post.
Wallace reported for WABC in New York for three decades before being forced out in February. The award-winning investigative journalist reportedly butted heads with News Director Camille Edwards, who has a reputation for being extremely tough.
Reports suggest Wallace was forced out by Edwards because of her age, but some ABC insiders cited there are men older than Wallace still at the station with less trophies in their shelves.
Wallace has won 13 Emmys, a Peabody and two Edward R. Murrow awards in her career. She’s reportedly hired New York attorney Joe Tacopina, who represented Alex Rodriguez in his one-time lawsuit against Major League Baseball.
Wallace’s colleagues are said to be distraught over her departure, with reporter Jim Dolan having sent an email to staff saying “Sarah…is the best local news reporter I’ve ever known.”
WABC did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment.