NAACP Criticizes CNN for Lack of Black Anchors

July 8, 2011  |  

(LA Times) — CNN’s newly announced prime-time news lineup has come under fire by the NAACP, which claims the slate continues a multi-network trend that excludes African Americans from prime-time slots as anchors and hosts.  “As CNN announced their new schedule, a glaring omission was present — no African Americans were hosts or anchors in their prime time lineup,” NAACP President and Chief Executive Benjamin Todd Jealous said in a statement. “The NAACP is deeply concerned with the lack of African American journalists in prime time, both on cable and national network news shows.”

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