Mary Benton, TV news reporter, KPRC Channel 2

Mary Benton is a TV news reporter with KPRC Channel 2 in Houston.
“It was my calling to be a journalist,” Benton says of her career choice. “I remember being fascinated while reading and watching stories of people living in my community and around the world. I just knew that I wanted to have the opportunity — and the responsibility — to keep people informed.”
Being a woman of power carries responsibility as well, Benton adds. “My goal is to use my power and position to help improve the lives of others. I can achieve this by continuing to tell stories that need to be told, keeping people informed, a simple act of kindness or giving back to the community through service [and] volunteer work.”
“I am motivated by the responsibility and opportunity that I have to portray people, especially people of color, in a positive light, whenever possible, ” says Benton.
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Deputy Editor, Rolling Out

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