• Fri. Mar 5th, 2021

Black female reporters still asking to wear their braids on TV in 2020

Whitney Miller showing her braids on air. Photo from WCPO 9 News

By Whitney Miller

Whitney Miller is a multimedia journalist for WCPO 9 News.

CINCINNATI — After eight years as a news reporter and anchor, I just started wearing my hair in braids on air for the first time in my career.

You might ask, “What’s the big deal?” And you’re right. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is, at least it is for me and many of the Black female television reporters I know who are finally getting the chance towear a style we’ve had to deem “vacation hair” for decades.

For more information, go to: https://www.wcpo.com/news/opinion/column-its-2020-and-black-reporters-are-still-asking-to-wear-their-braids-on-tv

Reposted with permission from WCPO 9 News.