Few Asian Males Work For TV News by Mae M. Cheng
One of the most visible Asian-American men reporting for a national news network is now off the air. James Hattori, CNN's San Francisco-based correspondent, the anchor of its weekly science and technology program and a past veteran of CBS News, was among a group of respected correspondents whose contracts weren't renewed earlier this month.
Only 20 Asian males in the top 25 markets?! It gets me to wondering about the number of Black males in the same markets. I rarely see a Black male anchor. Not that there are an overwhelming amount of Black women at anchor desks.
I don't have enough confidence (faith?) to check out the National Association of Black Journalists' website though. Kinda think they don't bother with trifling statistics.
Posted by ronn at February 1, 2003 08:49 AM