Sue Manteris

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Sue Manteris
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Born Sunanda Tripathi
(1962-06-20) June 20, 1962 (age 55)
Varanasi, India
Residence Boulder City, Nevada, U.S.
Education Columbine High School
Alma mater Colorado State University–Pueblo
Occupation Account executive and former journalist
Years active 1984–present
Employer 10e Media (2011–present)
Television KSNV (1989–2011)
Spouse(s) Arthur "Art" Manteris (?–present)
Children Jai Manteris (b. ?) and 2 children

Sunanda "Sue" Tripathi-Manteris (born June 20, 1962) is an Indian-born American account executive and former journalist at the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nevada, KSNV.

Manteris was raised in Littleton, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, where she attended Columbine High School. She went on to receive a bachelor of arts degree in Mass Communications in 1985 from Colorado State University–Pueblo.[1][2]

In 1984, she began her broadcasting career as a disc jockey at KDZA and Z-100 in Southern Colorado, including a transfer to the News Department where she did “morning drive” newscasts. She began working in television in 1985 as a reporter and weekend anchor at KCWY-TV in Casper, Wyoming. She later moved to work in TV news positions at KULR-TV in Billings, Montana and WWAY-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina. Manteris moved to Las Vegas in early 1989 when she joined the NBC affiliate, Channel 3, as a news anchor.[1][2] She continued this position for 22 years until June 10, 2011 when her contract expired.

As a result of allegations of ethnic, gender and age discrimination, a Federal lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Nevada on May 17, 2011 on her behalf.[3][4] On April 2, 2012, Judge Gloria Navarro put the lawsuit on hold and ordered Manteris to resolve the lawsuit against the station through arbitration.[5][6]

During her broadcasting years, her industry honors and commendations include multiple Electronic Media Awards for “Best Anchor.”[citation needed] She was also honored as a finalist for Emmy Award for “Hooked on Hookah.” Manteris is a founding member and currently an officer in “Las Vegas-India Chamber of Commerce” and member of “Friends of India.” Manteris is married and has one son; she lives in Boulder City, Nevada.[1][2][7]

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  1. ^ a b c "Sue Manteris Bio and Photo". MERIT Media Relations. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Calica-La Putt, Dymphna (March 31 – April 6, 2011). "The eloquence of Sue Manteris" (PDF). Las Vegas Asian Journal. Retrieved June 27, 2011. [dead link]
  3. ^ Clarke, Norm (June 13, 2011). "Manteris explains basis for lawsuit". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ Green, Steve (May 17, 2011). "TV news anchor alleges discrimination in lawsuit". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ Green, Steve (April 2, 2012). "Court rules against former Las Vegas TV anchor Manteris in dispute with station". Vegas Inc. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ Knox, Merrill (April 2, 2012). "Judge Orders Sue Manteris to Resolve Lawsuit Against KSNV Through Arbitration". Mediabistro. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sue Manteris, KSNV-TV, Channel 3, News Anchor". Best of Las Vegas. Stephens Media. Archived from the original on June 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ "2010 Nomination List" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 

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