May 11, 2007 |
Paula Madison, general manager of KNBC-TV Channel 4 in Los Angeles, Thursday was named chief diversity officer for NBC Universal. Madison previously had served in that role but only part time because her primary job was to manage Channel 4 and its two L.A. Spanish-language stations, KVEA-TV Channel 52 and KWHY-TV Channel 22. But NBC's acquisition in 2004 of Universal Studios nearly doubled the size of the company, increasing the diversity duties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2002 |
Cal Lutheran University will hold its 32nd annual Mathews Leadership Forum on Tuesday. Paula Madison, president and general manager of KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, will deliver a keynote address focusing on the ethical and leadership roles of the media. The forum brings together students and faculty with local civic and business leaders for round-table discussions and dinner. The event will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the campus gymnasium-auditorium. Tickets are $40.
December 31, 2002 |
Veteran KNBC-TV weatherman Christopher Nance has been let go by the NBC-owned station after months of uncertainty regarding his job status, stemming from what he says are unfounded allegations of sexual harassment. Nance -- who joined the station in 1985 on its weekend newscasts and most recently appeared mornings, including local weather updates during the "Today" show -- was suspended in August for what the station described only as "a personnel matter."
August 28, 2001 |
Nancy Bauer Gonzales is being replaced as news director at KNBC, the station confirmed Monday, with the local news veteran to exit the position officially this Friday. KNBC described Bauer Gonzales' departure in a statement as "mutual and amicable," though sources indicated she is leaving as part of an ongoing shakeup at KNBC under President and General Manager Paula Madison. The station said a search is underway for a replacement.
August 16, 2001 |
NAACP President and Chief Executive Kweisi Mfume on Wednesday once again raised the threat of an economic and advertiser boycott aimed at one of the major television networks, accusing the four broadcasters of making little progress in their promises to increase representation of minorities on series and in the executive ranks.
November 15, 2001 |
The three local 11 p.m. English-language newscasts received fair to poor marks in a national study released Wednesday examining 43 television news operations. KNBC-TV had the highest-quality 11 p.m. newscast of the three network-owned stations in Los Angeles, according to the study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, which is associated with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.