NABJ Reacts to CBS News Reporter Assignments


A couple of days ago, FTVLive showed you the CBS News Reporter lineup of their 2020 Campaign.

As FTVLive pointed out, judging by the graphic, it appears that there will be more Black people running for President, then Black people covering the campaign. For which there is zero.

It appears that the NABJ also took notice and they said they are, “very disappointed in and disturbed about CBS News' hires.”

"It is unfortunate that we are still having these discussions about diversity and inclusion," said NABJ President Sarah Glover. "Ironically last year the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report was a major topic and now in 2019 we're still asking media organizations specifically, and society as a whole to do the right thing. CBS's political team takes previously heralded steps back half a century."

CBS responded to the criticism saying the team that was announced is "an initial wave of what will be an outstanding and diverse group of journalists assigned to cover the 2020 election for CBS News."

In other words, we’ll add a couple of black people next time.

Funny, there never said it was “initial wave” of Reporters until they got called out.