Hearst Hires First Diversity and Inclusion Director

By Kevin Eck 

Yasmine Osborn has joined Hearst Television in the newly created position of director of diversity and inclusion.

Osborn comes from the United States Tennis Association, where she led diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for 16 years.

“We are very excited to have Yasmine join the Hearst Television team as we continue our commitment to expand our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives across our company,” said Hearst Television president Jordan Wertlieb. “Yasmine’s extensive experience, creativity and vision will clearly take our already strong efforts to the next level.”


In her new role, Osborn will partner with corporate and local-market leadership across Hearst Television’s station group to build upon diversity and inclusion efforts to develop and lead new programs to recruit, support and advance a diverse workforce that represents the company’s markets, audiences and society as a whole.

Hearst says Osborn will focus on employee resource groups, mentorship and sponsorship programs, training and development programs, external partnerships, and employee engagement utilizing opportunities such as cultural/heritage months and company town halls.