Up until last month, the morning news line up on the major Dallas-Ft. Worth news stations (WFAA 8, NBC 5, CBS 11, and Fox 4) had a respectable mix of white, black, Hispanic and even an Asian (still need more Asians). As of 2015, there’s only one regular black weatherman (Greg Fields, WFAA 8), and a few rare, hit or miss appearances of minority journalists on NBC 5 and WFAA 8 in the morning.
Did we miss something?
All indications are that there are still a lot of minority professionals moving to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area who want to feel welcome, but are now greeted with what looks like a lack of diversity the DFW area. We’re not trying to play the race card as the reporter-journalists on morning news are doing a good job. We are simply shedding light on a recent trend that the major news networks need to re-examine in light of the diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures migrating to the prosperous Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex.
We can do better.