In this quarter's Q&A, Comcast NBCUniversal's Peter Kiriacoulacos, who was named 2017 Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), joins Rick Hughes, BDR Chairman and former CPO of Procter & Gamble (P&G), to discuss why Supplier Diversity Programs are critical to the success of our businesses, and our economy.
NBCUniversal Transforms Historic Rockefeller Center into Democracy Plaza on Election Day
The landmark 30 Rock building lights up in red, white, and blue — complete with an augmented reality map of the United States.
NBC News and MSNBC (a division of Comcast NBCUniversal No. 29 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) together will deliver nonstop coverage of election night 2016 anchored live from NBC News world headquarters in New York City.
Historic Rockefeller Center transforms into Democracy Plaza as the landmark 30 Rock building lights up in red, white, and blue — complete with an augmented reality map of the United States on the iconic skating rink that will tell the story of the evening as the states turn red and blue, as well as large outdoor screens for crowds to view live results.
Election night coverage on the NBC broadcast network airs from 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. ET, led by "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt, "TODAY" co-host Savannah Guthrie, and "Meet the Press" moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd. Holt, Guthrie, and Todd will be joined by NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw, who has covered every presidential election since 1968.
"Our 'Decision Night in America' is for news what the Super Bowl is to sports," said NBC News president Deborah Turness. "We will capture the scale and drama of the night with our team of unrivaled anchors, as well as cutting-edge technology that will bring our iconic location of Rockefeller Center to life as never before."
MSNBC's all-day coverage will follow every detail and development as the candidates make their closing arguments and voters head to the polls. The primetime political team kicks off at 6 p.m. ET with Rachel Maddow,Brian Williams, and Chris Matthews joined by the deep bench of correspondents and contributors.
The NBC News Decision Desk makes all calls and projections with a team of analysts utilizing a state-of-the-art data system that crunches votes and exit polls to run hundreds of statistical models.
Special coverage will stream live on NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, and the NBC News YouTube channel beginning at 4 p.m. ET. The live stream will also be available on NBC News apps and OTT platforms.
Democracy Plaza will also serve as the visual backdrop for Decision 2016 coverage leading up to and on election day for NBC News, MSNBC, Telemundo, NBC News Channel, NBC 4 New York, and many other stations. On air, viewers will see augmented graphics and enhanced technology representing state-by-state wins, electoral votes, House and Senate control, and more. Virtual Reality users can experience Democracy Plaza at nbcnews.com/VR.
Comcast has donated a total of $360,000 to inspirational individuals in NASCAR who are truly living Comcast's core values.
By Matt Lederers
Originally published by Comcast NBCUniversal
We created the Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award at the start of our NASCAR sponsorship to recognize the incredible individuals in the NASCAR family giving back to their communities in remarkable ways. I am proud to say this program has far exceeded all expectations, and the ongoing commitment to giving back within the sport continues to inspire us.
Effort includes planting 1,000 trees in areas of California, Florida and Texas impacted by recent wildfires and hurricanes.
On Saturday, April 21, more than 100,000 Comcast NBCUniversal (No. 19 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) employees and their families, friends, and community partners will participate in the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a powerful representation of the company's year-round commitment to community service.
Comcast NBCUniversal's Juan Otero: Diversity & Inclusion Have Always Been at the Heart of My Journey
Otero talks with DiversityInc about his new position, the importance of mentoring and sponsoring, and offers career advice.
Otero's impressive career has included many roles, such as serving as deputy director at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a lobbyist on Capitol Hill, and working in various positions at Comcast, all of which helped inspire his advocacy for inclusive environments.
Video description to accompany 18 primetime telecasts of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Peter Kiriacoulacos, Comcast NBCUniversal's Chief Procurement Officer, and Rick Hughes, Chairman of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, discuss the value of supplier diversity programs.
By featuring LGBTQ identity, community, spirit and history, customers are able to find content that speaks to them.
Kay Oyegun, one of the storytellers behind NBC's primetime drama, shares her thoughts on why the show resonates with diverse audiences across the country.
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