The longtime anchor was suspended and then fired on May 22 from his position at KMOV following Facebook comments he made about the Internal Revenue Service.
Actually, it was two sides of the same story. One side was told by Conners and the other by his former bosses, who are being sued by Conners for defamation.
After a legal setback this week, former KMOV anchor Larry Conners took to his familiar soapbox on Facebook to explain his next move.
A judge on Thursday blocked the former newsman’s request to temporarily block a non-compete clause Conners had signed with KMOV.
Larry Conners posted on his Facebook Sunday that he has received a job offer in the St. Louis area, but KMOV won’t let him take it.
Taking to Facebook again on Sunday, Conners revealed his former employer’s response to what he considered a “reasonable” settlement offer.
Larry Conners talks about storm chasers and nutritional labels on beer.
Conners had been employed by the station since 1986, but was fired a week ago after writing a controversial post on Facebook.
Charlie has a conversation with Larry Conners, former KMOV-TV anchor in STL; and he talks with Michael Kelley about STL metermaids; with Carlos Wilson of Kirkwood Station Brewing; with Kathy Osborn about a new initiative for young diverse professionals; with WSJ’s Damian Paletta about the IRS hearings; and with Ellyn Angelotti of Poynter Institute about gov’t access to reporters’ phone records.
Watch what you post on social media is the moral of the story.