10 Black News Pundits at Top of Their Game - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Though the number of black faces among mainstream media outlets in the past decade has been limited, there are still a number of black news people, journalists, activists, politicians and educators who have transitioned to become news pundits on issues that affect our community. Some have their own shows, appear on major networks such as CNN and MSNBC or remain active in their communities, addressing the concerns of the everyday citizen and seeking out solutions.

Check out NewsOne‘s list of the most influential and important black news pundits on the air today, and become familiar with the experts who ensure that the black voice is heard all over the world:

1. Roland Martin: And coming in at number 1, there is no bigger personality on the TV screen than CNN contributor and TV One host, Roland Martin. The American author and syndicated columnist, Martin, shot to fame during the 2008 election’s with his straight to the point commentary injected with his down south flavor.

The 2008 elections skyrocketed Martin into stardom.

Martin is a commentator for TV One and the host of Washington Watch with Roland Martin, a one-hour Sunday morning news show on the network. He is also a CNN contributor, appearing on a variety of shows, including Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull, The Situation Room, Anderson Cooper‘s AC360, Lou Dobbs Tonight, and many others. In October 2008, he joined The Tom Joyner Morning Show as senior analyst.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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