FCC Announces Chief Diversity Officer

By Andrew Gauthier 


It’s been a week of firsts for diversity in the broadcasting industry. First, Clear Channel announced that it was donating radio stations to support minority ownership and yesterday BBC’s Younge lashing out at his employer for not having made their self-imposed diversity targets in hiring and promotions. Today, the Federal Communication Commission announced their new chief diversity officer.

Mark Lloyd, vice president of strategic affairs at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and a former broadcast journalist and communications lawyer, promises to have a full portfolio at the FCC. According to civilrights.org, he will work on the commission to “develop communications policy that will increase media diversity and address the needs of low-income people, women, minorities, people with disabilities.” More…