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Longtime CNN Anchor Bernard Shaw Has Advice for Young CNNers

BlitzerShaw304CNN’s Diversity Council hosted a town hall meeting this morning featuring a Wolf Blitzer Q&A with Bernard Shaw, who spent more than 20 years as an anchor at CNN, departing in 2001. Originating from the DC bureau, the event was also watched live in the New York and Los Angeles bureaus and at CNN’s Atlanta HQ. “I wouldn’t think of myself as a journalist of color,” Shaw told his audience. “But I’m a journalist first. Strive to be the very best and use models that exemplify the very best.”

Shameless plug time: the head of CNN’s Diversity Council, Geraldine Moriba, will be a guest on our panel discussing diversity in the newsroom at the TVNewser Show next month. Click here for more information.

After the jump, a clip from today’s CNN event, which is meaningful for anyone who works in TV news.

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