Geraldine Moriba has been named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide. Included in her role will be Chairing CNN’s Diversity Council, as well as offering strategic guidance on issues of diversity to the CNN Management team. The announcement was made today by CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, to whom she will report on Diversity and Inclusion matters, marking the first time the position has reported in to the President.

“Geraldine is the ideal candidate to take on this very important role within the organization at a critical time for us,” said Zucker. “I had the pleasure of working with her prior to my time at CNN, and always found her to have a terrific sensibility and understanding of some of the complex issues we face when it comes to diversity and inclusion. As we look to reimagine what CNN will be in the years to come, this role on my team will be invaluable in shaping the kind of organization we want and need to have.”

In addition to her new role with the Diversity Council, Moriba is also an executive producer for CNN’s Original Program Development, reporting to Amy Entelis, SVP, Talent and Content Development. She will continue to be based in New York.

“Some of the smartest journalists in the business work at CNN and I know that the prevailing sentiment in our newsrooms is that it is crucial for our content and workforce to reflect the audience we serve,” said Moriba. “These are goals accomplished by working as a team. This isn’t only about pursuing a noble purpose, it’s about continuing to share news from across our increasingly diverse and interconnected world, in even more effective ways.”