Madison to Retire As NBCU Chief Diversity Officer


Paula Madison, NBC Universal's executive vide president and chief diversity officer, announced Monday she plans to retire from the company.

Her last day will be May 20, after the first Joint Diversity Advisory Council in Philadelphia with Comcast and NBCU.

Madison became the company's first chief diversity officer in 2007. She started at NBCU as assistant news director at WNBC in 1989 and served as president/GM of KNBC before assuming her current post.

"Paula has had an extraordinary career from her early days as an award-winning journalist and station manager up to and including her appointment as the first Chief Diversity Officer in the history of NBCUniversal," said Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal and executive vice president, Comcast Corp. in a statement "Her leadership and counsel throughout the course of the integration were invaluable. I want to thank her for that and for all of her many contributions to this company."

An announcement of her replacement is expected in the next several weeks.