Tower celebrates Stacey Tisdale, black female journalist, parent and power for good

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Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

In honor of Black History Month, Stacey Tisdale, the first black woman to report from the New York Stock Exchange, spoke to The Masters School community about “what we can learn from the financial history of blacks in America,” on Friday. Her talk explored black history and themes of resilience.

Tisdale, a 20-year veteran TV broadcast financial journalist, won the U.S. Department of Education’s Excellence in Economic Education award and has appeared on NBC, CBS, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She is also the mother of Masters sophomore, Chistopher Gatty.

It is especially important to recognize black female journalists as they are underrepresented in the American newsrooms, with black women making up 2.62 percent of newsrooms compared to 6.5 percent of the United States population, according to womensmediacenter.com and the americanprogress.org.

Tisdale and other journalists of color, as well as other minorities, provide an important perspective that is often overlooked in the media. Tisdale was honored by The HistoryMakers, the United State’s largest African American oral history collection.