Ex-KNBC Staffer Expected to Take the Stand Today

Frank Snepp is suing KNBC and parent company NBC for age discrimination. 

Snepp was fired from his Investigative Producer/Reporter over two years ago at the age of 69. 

Today, he will have his say in an LA courtroom in his lawsuit against KNBC. He seeks compensatory damages and punitive damages for wrongful termination. 

The trial started last month and has had a number of stop and then go to reach this point.  It is anticipated that Closing Arguments will be made on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 , with the case going to the jury on Thursday, December 17, 2015.  

Snepp, now age 72, filed an age discrimination lawsuit against NBC News on October 1, 2013.  From February 2005 to October 1, 2012, KNBC-TV employed him as an investigative producer/reporter. 

On October 1, 2012, Frank Snepp was fired by KNBC-TV News director Steve Carlston, who cited no cause and who informed him that his “content producer position” was being eliminated.  Yet, KNBC was still producing investigative news stories and was keeping its three much younger investigative producers on staff. 

Snepp is expected to take the stand in his case some time this afternoon.