If execs won medals for their work, Hair would spend more than his fair share of time on a platform wearing a gold medallion around his neck. Not only was he integral in the hiring of 170 commentators for the 2016 Rio Olympics, he also secured sportscaster Mike Tirico and sideline reporter Heather Cox for “Thursday Night Football” and successfully re-signed the entire roster of on-air talent for NBC Sports Group’s exclusive U.S. coverage of the PREMIER league. He doesn’t have to change the channel to see what programs best embrace diversity. Hair says “The Voice,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Chicago Med” on NBC are three excellent examples.

What grade do you give the cable industry on diversity and why?
A solid B+. While great strides have been made, ownership and the executive management ranks can still improve.

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is…
4K/8K. The viewer experience just keeps getting better.

What are the television show/s – cable or broadcast – best embrace diversity?
“The Voice,” “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire.”

My personal election campaign slogan would be…
We Are One America

Favorite charity organization you work with?
Goodwill Industries

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Roku, Nielsen Close AVA Transaction

Roku closed on its acquisition of Nielsen ’s advanced video advertising business Friday. The deal includes Nielsen’s video automatic content

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