NBC has launched two new development programs, designed to recruit an ethnically-diverse range of on and off air journalists, at its 10 owned-and-operated local stations.
KNBC, NBC’s O&O in Los Angeles, came under fire last month after several demotions among the station’s on-air Hispanic talent. A KNBC spokesperson attributed the moves to the evolving nature of talent and assignments, which are constantly changing.
“While our stations are among the best in the industry at reflecting the diversity of the markets we serve, we can always do better,” Valari Staab, president of the NBC owned television stations, said in a statement. “One way to do that is to make sure we have a full pipeline of news talent ready for both on and off the air positions.” Read more