Anzio Williams Named Diversity Chief at NBCUniversal Stations

Anzio Williams (Credit: NBCUniversal)

Longtime television news executive Anzio Williams has been named senior vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.

NBCUniversal made the announcement Monday.

“Anzio is committed, passionate and thoughtful about fostering workplaces that embrace diversity and represent the communities we serve. He is also a thought leader in editorial issues of equity and fairness in media. He will help us drive meaningful change across our entire division,” Valari Staab, president of stations group, said in a statement.

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Williams will report to Staab in his new position, which will see him tasked with developing and implementing a strategy to make diversity and inclusion a top priority across NBCUniversal’s owned stations group.

This new position is a promotion for Williams, who currently serves as VP of news at NBC-owned WCAU/NBC10 and sister station Telemundo62 in Philadelphia.

Before joining NBCUniversal, he spent 12 years with Hearst Television as news director at KCRA in Sacramento and WDSU in New Orleans. He also worked at NBC affiliate stations in Orlando, Charlotte, and Cincinnati; and managed weekend news coverage at WSVN in Miami.

Williams started his broadcast career at WFMY in Greensboro, North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina A&T University and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business Executive MBA program.

He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Urban League of Philadelphia, 100 Black Men of Philadelphia, and is a Board Member for the American Association of Diabetes Philadelphia Chapter.