NBC News announces plans for a 50% diverse work force

NBC News announces plans for a 50% diverse work force

[Ed. – Nothing like setting an arbitrary number rather than focusing on the best people, regardless of the color of their skin.]

Responding to the current national period of reflection on race, NBCUniversal News Group Chairman Cesar Conde has set a goal of having a 50% diverse work force across his division.

No timetable has been set for the target Conde set in an internal video sent Tuesday to employees and obtained by The Times. There are around 3,000 employees across the units in the division — NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC — with 27% of them people of color.

Conde, who took over the group in May and is the first Latino to run a major English language network TV news division, devised the diversity plan after meetings with employees across the division about diversity and coverage of the Black community following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, which has led to a racial reckoning in companies throughout the country.

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