KILLEEN, Texas — Dozens gathered Saturday to connect with the black news anchors and reporters who cover Central Texas. 

The event, called Meet the Media: Building Bridges to Change Our Narrative, was held in Killeen.

Channel 6's Emani Payne and Jasmin Caldwell attended the event along with other journalists in the area.

The journalists talked about building stronger relationships between themselves and the community. They also discussed how the black community is portrayed in local media and how their coverage can improve.

There was also a question and answers segment during the event.

Ronnie Russell, Nicole Johnson and the Texas Black pages hosted the event.

The event was held at the Phileo Event Venue.