Third reporter leaves abc27, citing 'not favorable' climate for women

Written by Hafiz Rashid/The York Daily Record | Jun 4, 2018 4:02 AM

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(Harrisburg) -- A correspondent for abc27 has announced she is leaving the station.

In a Facebook post on Friday, Carrie Mailey Perry, a former correspondent for the station's "Good Day PA" segment, said that she left WHTM-TV in April "for many reasons," going on to elaborate that the "climate for women is simply not favorable." 

In the post, she said that she plans to continue her advocacy for those with Lyme Disease.

Perry is the third on-air woman to leave the network due to complaints over the work environment at the station.

On May 26, Dawn White announced she was leaving the station after three years, and Flora Posteraro announced her departure in March. Posteraro has filed sex discrimination and retaliation complaints against abc27. 

According to PennLive, Perry's last day at abc27 was April 10. 

Abc27 could not immediately be reached for comment. 

Read her full statement here:

UPDATED: I'm grateful for the kind words expressed in comments and private messages. I feel I should be clear and state that the environment at the station was no longer conducive to quality work and, as a mother of 5 daughters, it was not acceptable that the climate for women is simply not favorable.

In April, I decided to leave ABC27, it was time... for many reasons.
My passion for Lyme Disease Advocacy and the desire to truly make an impactful difference is where I will place my efforts. I may be off the air, but you'll still hear me😉


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