Black ABC News Reporters ‘Uncomfortable’ Following Publication of 2016 Demand Letter to Management

Insiders tell TheWrap the letter, dated August 2016, was not approved by all signatories and never sent to management

Black reporters at ABC News whose names were attached to a 2016 “manifesto” to top management are now “uncomfortable” around their colleagues — because the letter was never approved by all the names attached or sent, TheWrap has learned.

The letter, which is dated Aug. 17, 2016, was published on June 13 as part of an investigative piece by Yashar Ali on HuffPost about conduct by now-suspended ABC News talent executive Barbara Fedida that was deemed racist and insensitive.

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Jennifer Maas

TV Reporter • jennifer.maas@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jmaasaronson