CNN has named Geraldine Moriba VP of diversity and inclusion at the company, and she will become the chairperson of its diversity council. Moriba will report on diversity and inclusion issues directly to CNN president Jeff Zucker.
“Geraldine is the ideal candidate to take on this very important role within the organization at a critical time for us,” said Zucker in a statement. “I had the pleasure of working with her prior to my time at CNN, and always found her to have a terrific sensibility and understanding of some of the complex issues we face when it comes to diversity and inclusion. As we look to reimagine what CNN will be in the years to come, this role on my team will be invaluable in shaping the kind of organization we want and need to have.”
Moriba is also an executive producer for CNN’s Original Program Development, where she oversaw the “In America” documentary team. She will remain in that role, reporting to senior VP of talent and content development Amy Entelis. Before joining CNN she spent more than 16 years at NBC News, working in broadcast standards and serving as co-chair of its diversity council.
As we reported last week, the current chairperson of the CNN Diversity Council, Johnita Due, is stepping aside from that role but will remain with CNN as assistant general counsel. She will also continue to advise the Council.