Texas News Station Debuts First All-Female Black News Team

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KCEN’s news team now consists of meteorologist Ashley Carter and co-anchors Taheshah Moise and Jasmin Caldwell (courtesy of Jasmin Caldwell)

A local news station in Texas has debuted what is believed to be the first all-Black female news anchors of a major network in the country.

KCEN, an NBC affiliate serving Temple, Waco, Killeen, and the surrounding areas put together the all-Black female news anchor crew to host its morning show Texas Today.

Jasmin Caldwell, Taheshah Moise and meteorologist Ashley Carter began hosting Texas Today starting on May 2.

The historic trio sat down with KCEN Senior Producer Crystal Pratt to discuss the historic change and what it means to them individually.

“When I first came to KCEN in 2017, we did not have any African American anchors. “It was completely different,” said Texas Today Anchor Jasmin Caldwell.

“I just think back to when I was a young girl and I used to watch the news with my parents and I never saw anyone who looked like me, ” said Texas Today Anchor Taheshah Moise. “If I did, they were outside reporting in the cold.”

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