Roland Martin: CNN Executives Hold Back Black Anchors
Former CNN pundit Roland Martin alleges the leadership at the news network are uncomfortable with hiring black anchors as hosts.
Martin says he came to CNN looking to have his own show, and drew high ratings for specials he hosted, but never received his own show.
“You have largely white male executives who are not necessarily enamored with the idea of having strong, confident minorities who say, ‘I can do this,'” he said. “We deliver, but we never get the big piece, the larger salary, to be able to get from here to there.”
Martin said that he hosted highly-rated specials for CNN, so he didn’t understand why he wasn’t rewarded.
“If it’s a ratings game, and we won, how is it I never got a show?” he said.
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