Kimberley Martin, a black ESPN reporter, slammed NPR on Wednesday after the news organization used a picture of her in place of former ESPN host Maria Taylor.
The NPR article talked about Talor leaving ESPN after failing to agree on a contract extension. Taylor’s exit comes only weeks after comments from white ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols, suggesting that Taylor was only promoted over Nichols due to diversity concerns at the network.
NPR’s original tweet, which included the wrong picture, said, “ESPN host Maria Taylor will leave the sports network after they failed to agree on a contract extension.
“It comes weeks after remarks by veteran ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols were leaked in which she suggested that Taylor was promoted because she is Black,” the tweeted finished.
ESPN host Maria Taylor will leave the sports network after they failed to agree on a contract extension. It comes weeks after