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DID YOU KNOW...? - CNN's Got Black News Anchors

Something I only just realized, as I was wasting away, flipping channels, not quite sure what I was looking for, but hoping to find something worth watching, and not really succeeding...

CNN actually has 3 African American male news anchors! Seems like nothing to shout about, but I don't think any other network - specifically national networks FOX, CNBC, MSNBC, and whoever else I might be forgetting - has that many black anchors, male or female - or any other minority representation (Latino, Asian, Native American, etc).

Who are these 3 CNN news anchors? Meet them below:

First - Tony Harris, the oldest of the 3 anchors the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET) edition of CNN Newsroom each weekday. Based in the network's world headquarters in Atlanta, Harris joined the network in September 2004.











Second - Don Lemon anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom. Based in the network's world headquarters in Atlanta, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006.












And third - T.J. Holmes, the kid in the group, is a news anchor for CNN/U.S. Based in the network's world headquarters in Atlanta, Holmes joined the network in September 2006 and anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom.










If you didn't know, now you know. I'm sure women everywhere have been and still are swooning... :o)



via CNN

5 comments:

  1. must love movies said...
     

    it's like i'm just waiting for you to post lol. no but uh yea i found out about tj on the black snobs blog. i am a marc lamont hill fan from the fox news. it is nice to see more black male news anchors. more of a reason to watch you know

  2. The Obenson Report said...
     

    Now, they just need to hire some black female news anchors!

  3. Anonymous said...
     

    Were I an American,this black lad is classically handsome en ough,even at 56,to be a TV news anchor dude!!!!

  4. Anonymous said...
     

    yes, lets hire people because of their skin colour and not because of their qualifications.
    isnt this what we're trying to avoid?

  5. Anonymous said...
     

    TJ Holmes is definitely swoon material. I love a handsome, intelligent man, regardless of his race. I am a white female fyi. Intelligence is very sexy and when you have good looks on top of that, wow!

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