NBC News sets goal of a workforce that is half mnority
NEW YORK NBC News leader Cesar Conde, in one of his first public acts in the job, has committed to building a workforce at the news organizations he supervises where at least half of the employees are minorities. Conde set no deadline for achieving his 50 Percent Initiative.He also wants women to comprise half the employees at NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, and he's already nearly there. The plan, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, makes Conde a leader in the current movement to diversify the news business. Given where NBC currently stands, particularly with Black employees, Truong said she understands why the initiative has no deadline and is glad that progress will be checked regularly. What I would like to hear is whether other people at NBC are committed to this moving forward, she said.
NBCUniversal reorganizes leadership team, chairman of news to step down
NBCUniversal announced Monday it restructured its executive team, just months after new CEO Jeff Shell took over. Among the notable changes: NBC News Group Chairman Andy Lack will step down and leave the company by the end of May amid the restructuring. The company's news networks, including NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, will be condensed into a single unit under Cesar Conde, now chairman of NBCUniversal News Group. The move also puts NBCUniversal's television networks and its new streaming service, Peacock, under Mark Lazarus, now chairman of television and streaming. Correction: Andy Lack most recently served as Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC.cnbc.com