Muslim-American breaks barriers as first hijab-wearing TV reporter in US

Source: ET

Tahera Rahman PHOTO: TWITTER/@MegynTODAY

“I love the way that you can craft a story with TV news,” she told VOA. Rahman always dreamed of being in front of the camera, “You get to do it in the words of the people themselves. However, people told her – mentors and even some producers, that America was not ready for a hijab-wearing news anchor just yet. The motivated 27-year-old nonetheless applied to an on-air reporting job which ultimately led her to the WHBF-TV newsroom.“It seemed normal to me, because I was just following in the footsteps of my mom,” she said.“I always knew that I had never seen anyone who looks like me on camera before… at least on American television,” she says. “I have a lot of family members who do not wear a head scarf, but my mom wears one and a couple of my aunts also do. We are taught that in Islam, it is a choice.”

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