Cable News Divas: Our Favorite Female Anchors
Women of color dominating in TV journalism.
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Melissa Harris-Perry - The lack of racial diversity in the news, both in terms of content and the anchors behind the desks, is troubling, so when a woman of color is sidelined in the cutthroat world of journalism, we have to question why. MSNBC host and all-around diva Melissa Harris-Perry called out her network on Friday for "silencing" her and her show, which focuses on African-American politics and current events, in favor of increasingly manic election coverage. In an internal memo leaked to the New York Times, Perry made it clear to staffers that she isn't going to be "used as a tool for their purposes. I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head." She also questioned why, as a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton and the University of Chicago, she wasn't invited to contribute to election coverage in the way her...
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Sunny Hostin - This CNN legal analyst and political commentator is often called upon to voice her provocative views on the highest-profile criminal cases. The Bronx-born honor student, who is half Puerto Rican, half African-American, is a former US attorney who specialized in child sex crimes. (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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Joy Reid - After cutting her teeth in journalism, Reid transitioned to TV as a political pundit on her MSNBC show The Reid Report. The Harvard graduate is still the managing editor of TheGrio.com and pens regular columns for publications around the country. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
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Michaela Periera - The CNN morning show host has a background in tech news reporting, but now covers a variety of topics on New Day. Periera is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and active in the NAACP. The Emmy winner is also extremely active in community work, particularly in children's advocacy. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
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Tamron Hall - Besides being on of the most beautiful women in cable news, Hall is also an old school journalist unafraid to dive deep into the issues. As the anchor of MSNBC's NewsNation, Hall has covered everything from the Middle East crisis to the drama in Washington. Hall is also co-host of the 9 a.m. hour of the Today show. (Photo: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Taste of Tennis Week)