TV reporter shares his story of vitiligo’s affect on life, career

DETROIT Lee Thomas’ skin is betraying him.

His once brown, even complexion is now mottled with pale patches around his eyes and mouth, along his nose and on his ears; his arms, shoulders and chest are speckled and blotched.

"I’m a black man turning white on television and people can see it," says Thomas, an anchor and entertainment reporter for the Fox Broadcasting Company affiliate. "If you’ve watched me over the years, you’ve seen my hands completely change from brown to white."

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Disorder turning anchor’s skin from black to white

DETROIT, Michigan (AP) — Lee Thomas’ skin is betraying him. His once brown, even complexion is now mottled with pale patches around his eyes and mouth, along his nose and on his ears; his arms, shoulders and chest are speckled and blotched. “I’m a black man turning white on television and people can see it,” says Thomas, an anchor and entertainment reporter for the local Fox Broadcasting Company affiliate. “If you’ve watched me over the years, you’ve seen my hands completely change from brown to white.”

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