We are sending a big congratulations out to Geraldine Moriba, who was recently named the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide.
According to the network, “Moriba is an Emmy-award winning producer, who led CNN’s “In America” documentary team in the creation of 11 documentaries in two years. These award-winning and groundbreaking specials focused on communities which had previously been underserved by the media.”
Moriba said she’s honored to serve in her new position. “Some of the smartest journalists in the business work at CNN and I know that the prevailing sentiment in our newsrooms is that it is crucial for our content and workforce to reflect the audience we serve,” she said. “These are goals accomplished by working as a team. This isn’t only about pursuing a noble purpose, it’s about continuing to share news from across our increasingly diverse and interconnected world, in even more effective ways.”
CNN President Jeff Zucker said, “Geraldine is the ideal candidate to take on this very important role within the organization at a critical time.”
“I had the pleasure of working with her prior to my time at CNN, and always found her to have a terrific sensibility and understanding of some of the complex issues we face when it comes to diversity and inclusion,” he said. “As we look to reimagine what CNN will be in the years to come, this role on my team will be invaluable in shaping the kind of organization we want and need to have.”
Moriba has won numerous awards over the course of her career, including five Emmys awards, four New York Association of Black Journalists awards, four New York Film Festival Awards, two Newswomen’s New York Front Page News Feature Awards and two National Headliner Awards among others.