Reed said Kathy Rae mischaracterized her on-air comments. "But instead, I'll let your words, Kathy Rae, speak for themselves, and that'll be the last word". I get it. On December 5, 2017, you think it's okay to call this journalist a nigger. "Really, you are what I call a n*ggr not a Black person. you are a racist n*ggr. you are what's wrong with the world". The viewer, Kathy Rae, wrote that Reed should be fired for "race-baiting" and also called her a "n*gger" (although she misspelled the slur, using only one "g" instead of two, like the African country Niger). Wonder what Kathy Rae is up to right now?
Folks including rapper Killer Mike and comedian W. Kamau Bell praised Reed for getting the racist viewer all the way together in such a poised manner. "Quite the contrary. We think that race is an authentic discussion to have", Reed continued.
Reed addressed her accuser directly, also noting she spelled the "N word" incorrectly. "And that will be the last word". We're talking about race. There are grown ups at home.
Sharon Reed, a news anchor at CBS46, put a viewer who called her a "n***r" on blast Tuesday during the station's nightly newscast.
The anchor left amid an online harassment controversy that pitted her against fellow staffer Alicia Taylor.
Rather than taking the abuse lying down, Reed made a decision to call Kathy Rae out live on the air, delivering a scathing response right down the barrel of the camera.
Reed chose to first display the content of the email on the big screen before she had a chance to react to it.
Her attorney, Jeffrey M. Cooper, acknowledged at the time that Reed "agreed to accept a level of responsibility" in the case, but added that "Sharon did not write and did not admit to writing anything".
After NBC10, Reed landed at Ohio's WOIO, a Cleveland-based CBS affiliate. She began by reading the message aloud.
Reed further added why she chose to take the high road, instead of getting into a full-blown argument with her accuser. She joined the station after a stint at St. Louis' KMOV-TV.