Rochester's Roots: The first black female reporter on TV

February 15, 2019 08:46 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- News10NBC celebrates Black History Month by honoring people and places that have paved the way for many in the Rochester area. 

You've heard of the good and you've heard of the great but what about the "best?" Wyoma Best, that is. She was the very first black woman reporter on TV in Rochester.

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As a reporter, best once tracked down then-Senator Ted Kennedy, on a trip to Brockport, to question him about the 1980 Presidential race. Best worked at News10NBC in the 1970s. She eventually left to become Vice President of communications of Rochester's Chamber of Commerce.

Today, the Rochester Association of Black Journalists are carrying out Best's legacy with a scholarship named after her. 


Ericka Wilson

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