NBCUniversal has tapped a new chief diversity officer, filling the position left vacant in May when Paula Madison retired, Deadline.com reports.
Craig Robinson, president and general manager of NBC-owned KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, will take over the job starting Aug. 15.
Robinson will continue to work as general manager of KNBC until a replacement is found.
Comcast made pledges to racial, ethnic and gender equality to help win regulatory approval for its purchase of NBCUniversal, the article notes. Robinson will oversee diversity commitments throughout the company, including serving on Comcast and NBCUniversal’s Joint Diversity Council, the story adds.
Among its diversity efforts, the company is launching a number of independent cable networks under African-American leadership.