WASHINGTON, DC (March 24, 2012)--The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates Princell Hair, who was promoted last week to senior vice president of news and talent at the NBC Sports Group.
Hair joined Comcast as senior vice president for news operations in 2008. Before that he was senior vice president of Turner Broadcasting's Strategic Planning Group, senior vice president of program and talent development for CNN Worldwide and executive vice president and general manager of CNN/U.S. Hair was also vice president of news for CBS Television station KCBS/KCAL in Los Angeles.
"Given the lack of diversity in television news management, especially in sports, this is a great move by NBC/Comcast,” said NABJ President Gregory Lee, senior assistant sports editor at the Boston Globe. "This makes Princell the highest ranking African American sports executive.”
In his new position Hair will oversee all talent recruitment, negotiation and development for the NBC Sports Group, including NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, and Comcast's 11 Regional Sports Networks, while also consulting with NBC Sports Digital.
"Princell is a constant presence at our annual convention recruiting our members,” said NABJ Vice President of Broadcast Bob Butler. "I’ve known Princell for many years and I’m proud to have him as a friend.”
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide.