PBS Hires Diversity Executive

Rodriguez Joins Public Broadcaster from Maryland Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs

PBS tapped Haydee Rodriguez for the newly created and temporary post of director of its PBS Diversity Initiative.

It is a one-year posting for Rodriguez, who comes to public broadcasting from the Maryland Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, where she is executive director.

She will be charged with drawing up a plan for encouraging diversity throughout public TV. Implementing the plan will be up to the PBS board of directors’ diversity task force, which is already overseeing a minority management-development program.