Television news work force in the U.S. by ethnicity 2014-2019

The statistic shows the distribution of the television news work force in the United States from 2014 to 2019, sorted by ethnicity. According to the report, 12 percent of TV news employees in the U.S. were African American in 2019, down from the previous year but an increase on the years 2014 to 2017. The share of Hispanic employees is still lower than the figure recorded in 2017 and Caucasian employees still make up the vast majority of the local TV news workforce.

Distribution of the local television news work force in the United States from 2014 to 2019, by ethnicity

CaucasianAfrican AmericanHispanicAsian AmericanNative American
201976.8%12%8.8%2%0.4%
201877.4%12.1%8.2%2%0.3%
201775.6%10.9%10.5%2.6%0.4%
201676.9%11.1%8.9%2.6%0.4%
201577.8%10.8%8.2%2.9%0.3%
201477.6%10.4%9.1%2.5%0.4%
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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2019

Number of respondents

1,409 respondents

Supplementary notes

The sample size given for years prior to 2018 was 1,409 (valid responses from operating non-satellite television stations. For 2018 an 2019 the figure was 1,310.
Figures prior to 2018 come from previous reports.

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