KBS to hire disabled anchor

Home > National >

print dictionary print

KBS to hire disabled anchor

KBS announced yesterday that it would hire a disabled person to be a news presenter in the near future, in what would be a first for Korea.

“This is not a one-time event but the disabled person will appear on a regular basis to deliver news and it will give viewers the message that disabled and able-bodied people have equal rights,” KBS said, adding that it would hold an open audition.

In November 2009, the U.K.’s Channel 5 hired James Partridge, who has facial disfigurement from severe burns, to read the news for a week.

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)