KCEN, a local news station in Texas, has hired news anchors who are all black women.
Since May 2, Jasmine Caldwell, Taheshah Moise and meteorologist Ashley Carter started hosting Texas today. The weekday morning news program is broadcast on KCENwhich is an affiliate of NBC serving Temple, Waco, Killeen and surrounding areas.
Caldwell, who joined the station in 2017, told KCEN: “Growing up, I always saw all-white news anchors. I didn’t think there would ever be black newscasts. I I knew there was always room for one, but I didn’t. I don’t think I’d see three African Americans — male or female — all the time, all at the same time. No way.
Carter revealed how she heard the news that KCEN would be hiring black anchors, “Maybe about three weeks to a month after I decided to come here, I got an email saying Jasmin was going to join Texas Today, which going to make the show you are part of all women.
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She continued, “That was pretty cool. I was like wow. It was just the icing on the cake. Not only being able to advance my career where I wanted to be, but being able to do it alongside these two.
Moise added: “I think back to when I was a young girl and I watched the news with my parents and I never saw anyone who looked like me. If I did, they were at the outdoors to report in the cold.
Texas today broadcast Monday to Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
See a clip of the women in action below: