McDonald BBC’s job offer on colour

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

Sir Trevor McDonald, 80, said he turned down a BBC job be­fore he be­came a big name af­ter he was told the broad­caster needed “more black re­porters”.

Ap­proached by the cor­po­ra­tion “very, very early in my ca­reer” the for­mer ITV news­caster, pic­tured, said he was told: “You know, we’d re­ally like to have you be­cause we have come un­der pres­sure by the Race Re­la­tions Board to hire more black re­porters.”

“But I did not want to be em­ployed solely be­cause I was black. So I made my ex­cuses and left.”

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