Sunny Hostin shared her View about two recent cable-news dismissals, saying that CNN firing Don Lemon this month and MSNBC firing Tiffany Cross in November sent media “backwards a bit.”
Hostin commented on those shake-ups at the second annual Politics & Inclusion Dinner in Washington D.C., on Friday, April 28, when People asked her about diversity in the media.
“I’d like to see improvement with more representation,” the co-host of The View said. “I thought, you know, we were in a place where we had people and voices like Don Lemon and like Tiffany Cross. And I think we’re seeing the media go backwards a bit when you’re looking at people that have been the voice of news and addressing — head-on in an unfiltered and unvarnished way — the real-life and lived experience of people of color.”
MSNBC fired Cross, then the host of The Cross Connection, in November 2022 — with …