NBCU’s New News Chief Pledges Broader Diversity Goals for Unit

  • Variety
NBCU’s New News Chief Pledges Broader Diversity Goals for Unit
The new head of NBCUniversal’s news operations pledged to make the workforce that staffs NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC more diverse, calling for the unit’s employee base to be 50% female and 50% people of color over an undefined period of time.

“The demographics of America have been changing for decades… and that change is accelerating. Women today make up nearly half of the American work force and already earn well over half of all bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. This year, for the first time, a majority of Americans aged 18 or younger, will be people of color. In twenty years, more than half of all Americans, will be people of color,’ said Cesar Conde, who was named chairman of NBCU’s News Group in May “The NBCUniversal News Group is not going to wait for change to happen and just react to it. We’re going to lead.
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