White House reporters have access to the highest seat in the country – and they’re a small group. A straight smaller Group within this? Reporter of color.
In this episode of playbook Deep Dive, Eugene Daniels chats with Black White House correspondents April Ryan (The Grio) and Ayesha Rascoe (NPR) about everything from micro-aggression to death threats to Ryan’s fiery encounters with former President Donald Trump. “The race that Bill Clinton’s White House has covered so far touches everything,” says Ryan. “Everything.”
To kick off the episode, former journalist Carol McCabe Booker takes us back to the 1950s, when Alice Dunnigan was the first and only black woman to sit in the White House boardroom. Longest President Dwight D. Eisenhower left without answering her questions? About two years. Hear the full story on the Friday episode of Playbook Deep Dive.