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CBS Expanding Diversity Push with New Executive Hire

CBS has named Catrice Monson senior vice president of diversity and inclusion, Variety has learned.

Monson’s new position and the expansion of the department signifies the network’s continuation of a push into diverse programming.

Monson has worked in the CBS Labor Relations group since 2000, most recently serving as senior vice president of the department. In her new role, she will work alongside Josie Thomas, executive vice president and chief diversity inclusion officer for CBS Corporation.

“Catrice is a highly effective and respected executive with wide ranging experience across many CBS business units. She’s dedicated and passionate about the importance of diversity and inclusion and will be an invaluable asset in helping to advance the dialogue of diversity as we expand and enhance our focus across the corporation,” said Thomas.

In her new position, Monson will work alongside Thomas on expanding and enhancing diversity initiatives which serve the CBS Corporation and its business units. Her responsibilities will include facilitating engagement internally and externally on company-wide diversity and inclusion programs, spearheading the west coast-based components of CBS’s multi-cultural and women’s employee resource groups, plus overseeing and expanding west coast-based CBS Corporation Diversity Council impact oriented activities and outreach.

Monson’s new role will also complement diversity initiatives led by CBS Entertainment’s EVP of diversity, inclusion and communications, Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i.

Prior to joining CBS in 2000, Monson was an associate at Barbosa Garcia LLP where her area of practice was negotiations in education and labor law. She is an active charity and community service contributor, currently as the executive director at the Community Academics Mentoring Foundation (CAM) and also serves on the board of trustees at the Archer School for Girls.

Monson is based in Los Angeles.

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