February 01, 2003

Asian Men in The Newsroom: Few & Far Between

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

Wait - No more James Hattori?! Dang, now I only have two reasons to watch CNN: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and to hear Maria Hinojosa say her name. (And if you think things are bad in the US, you should try living in Canada.) Posted by: Cecily on February 2, 2003 09:31 PM
James Hattori is now with NBC News. Catch him on their evening news with Tom Brokow. James has been handling hard news there rather than special topics like technology as when he was at CNN. Posted by: Tran D. Trong on November 22, 2003 11:51 AM