DCFishbowl is reporting that CNN's new pres Jeff Zucker took a meeting this week with the leadership of the National Association of Black Journalists to discuss the state of black journalists at the network. In part Betsy Rothstein writes:
Speculation continues…to swirl about the network’s future with journalist and NABJ member Roland Martin. He recently answered a question from a fan on Twitter who would like to see him go to MSNBC. Martin’s contract with CNN expires April 8.
Some at the network believe times have been iffy for black journalists at CNN. TJ Holmes left his anchor slot in late 2011 over concerns of future advancement. Morning anchor Tony Harris did not have his contract renewed by CNN in early 2011 and surfaced at Al-Jazeera.
With O’Brien’s departure, Suzanne Malveaux will be the only black weekday anchor. On the weekends there are Fredericka Whitfield, Don Lemon, and Victor Blackwell.
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