NBC went under fire after the Today show co-host Tamron Hall, was replaced by Megyn Kelly. She will be hosting her and co-host Al Roker’s time slot.
The National Association of Black Journalist let out their frustration over NBC’s switch.
“The National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) is saddened by Tamron Hall’s departure from NBC. She broke ground as the first black female Today show cohost and was enjoying ratings success alongside Al Roker during the show’s third hour of programming,” the statement reads.
“NBC has been a leader for diversity in broadcasting, but recent reports that Hall and Roker will be replaced by former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly are being seen by industry professionals as whitewashing.”
During all this controversy NBC released a statement in regards to working with the advocacy groups.
“NBC News has a long and proven history as an industry leader in newsroom diversity, we will continue to engage in the running dialogue we’ve had for many years with the National Association of Black Journalists and other advocacy groups to advance those goals.”