NAACP Statement on CBS Election 2020 News Team

January 15, 2019

Contact: Malik Russell/

BALTIMORE (January 15, 2019) – The nation’s leading civil rights organization issued the following statement:

“CBS News’ decision to not include Black reporters on their 2020 Election news team further proves the voting power and voices of Black America continue to be undervalued. As the voting bloc which will most certainly heavily determine the direction of this country in the upcoming election, it is vital any and all media outlets have a diverse newsroom, including individuals of color in decision making positions to speak to and address the issues and concerns directly impacting the Black community. Representation matters and the media needs our coverage on the issues to drive the discussion.”


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.

NAACP Critical of Trump Administration’s Possible Connections to Voter Suppression

NAACP, Prince George’s County Sue Over Unconstitutional Census Preparations