Gay journalist claims he was told to ‘butch it up’ on screen because he was too camp

by Nick Duffy (

Don Champion, a gay Black reporter who worked for CBS, has alleged that he was told to “butch it up” on-screen and lost out on work because he was considered too camp.

Former TV journalist Champion has alleged he experienced homophobia from higher-ups while freelancing for New York’s CBS affiliate WCBS-TV and for CBS Newspath between 2013 and 2017.

Reporter Don Champion says he faced complaints for being ‘too gay’