Adding to the thin ranks of blacks and women in top media posts, NBC named Pamela Thomas-Graham president and COO of CNBC, the network's number-two slot.
Thomas-Graham, who had been president of CNBC's Internet unit since 1989, will report to Bill Bolster, who moves from president and CEO to chairman and CEO of the business news network.
Thomas-Graham had previously been a partner at managmenet consultant McKinsey & Co. in its media and entertainment practice.
She'll be in charge of operations and technology, including CNBC.com. Affiliate sales, ad sales and programming will continue to report to Bolster.
- John Higgins