Comcast Chief Diversity Officer David L Cohen to Step Down – TheWrap

Posted By on December 7, 2019

David L. Cohen, a senior executive vice president at Comcast and the companys chief diversity officer, is stepping down.

Cohen announced his intentions on Thursday. The announcement was accompanied by a brief SEC filing.

On Jan. 1, 2020, Cohen will step down from his current posts. On Dec. 31, 2020, Cohen will take on a new gig as a senior counselor for Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts.

After almost 20 years as a senior executive of Comcast, David Cohen will be stepping away from his many operational roles, effective January 1, 2020, Roberts said in a statement. It is impossible to overstate Davids value to Comcast NBCUniversal. I am deeply grateful to him as we have partnered together with a handful of executives to grow Comcast into the great company it is today. His impact on Philadelphia cannot be understated and his passion for diversity and inclusion has helped transform our company and our industry.

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Below is Cohens full official bio, courtesy of Comcast.

David L. Cohen is a Senior Executive Vice President and the Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation. He has a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including corporate communications, government and regulatory affairs, public affairs, corporate administration, corporate real estate and security, and community impact. He also serves as senior counselor to the CEO. Before joining Comcast in July of 2002, David served as a partner in and Chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the country.

A native of New York, David graduated from Swarthmore College in 1977 with a B.A. and in 1981 with a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (summa cum laude). From January 1992 to April 1997, David served as Chief of Staff to the Honorable Edward G. Rendell, the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. As detailed in the book A Prayer for the City, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger, David played a critical coordinating role in significant budgetary and financial issues, in economic development activities, in collective bargaining negotiations, and in a wide variety of other policy and operational issues relating to the city.

David serves as Chairman of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and its Executive Committee. He also serves as a member of the Trustee Board and the Executive Committee of Penn Medicine. In addition, David serves on both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Chambers CEO Council for Growth. He is also Honorary Chair of Campus Phillys Board of Directors, is Chair of the Philadelphia Theatre Company, is a member of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission, and is Chair of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Philadelphia Bid Committee. David also serves as Chair of the national board of City Year and its Executive Committee and Chair of its Governance Committee. He also serves on the national board of the National Urban League and is Chair of its Audit Committee, and is Chair of the Corporate Advisory Board of UnidosUS. Additionally, David is a member of the Board of Directors of FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund and serves as Chair of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

David has received numerous awards for his civic and charitable activities, including the Americanism Award of the Anti-Defamation League (1993), the American Red Cross Citizen of the Year Award (1999), the National Cable Television Association Vanguard Award for Leadership and Impact in the Cable Industry (2005), the Presidents Volunteer Service Award (2007), the MS Society Hope Award (2007), the Drexel University Business Leader of the Year Award (2008), the National Urban League of Philadelphia Business Leader of the Year Award (2008), The William Way Community Center Amicus in Res Award (2009), the William Penn Award from the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (2012), the Spirit of Asian American Award (2012), the Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award (2012), the Community Hero Award (2013), the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Champion of Youth Award (2015), the Peirce College Legacy of Leadership Award (2016), the Minority Corporate Counsel Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2017), the 4-H Brand Champion Award (2018), Kappa Alpha Psis Distinguished Citizens Award (2019), and has consistently been named to Black Enterprise magazines list of top corporate diversity executives. David also was awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Drexel University (1997), Rider University (2010), and Rowan University (2017).

David lives in Philadelphia with his wife.

Ahead of the 2020 Golden Globes nominations next week, TheWrap has made some predictions as to which shows and actors are most likely to be nominated in the television categories. From HBO's "Succession" to Amazon's "Fleabag" to Netflix's "When They See Us," here are our picks for what deserves to be recognized as the best-of-the-best across a very crowded television landscape.

Best Television Series -- Drama (The Americans won last year)

Succession," HBO (Pictured), "The Crown," Netflix, Game of Thrones, HBO, The Morning Show, Apple TV+, Pose, FX

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series -- Drama (Richard Madden won last year for Bodyguard)

Brian Cox, Succession" (Pictured), Billy Porter, Pose, Tobias Menzies, The Crown," Jeremy Strong, Succession, Kit Harington, Game of Thrones

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story won last year)

When They See Us, Netflix (Pictured), Chernobyl, HBO, Fosse/Verdon, FX, Unbelievable, Netflix, El Camino, Netflix

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Darren Criss won last year for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us" (Pictured, left), Jared Harris, Chernobyl," Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon, Aaron Paul, El Camino, Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy(Rachel Borsnahan won last year for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag" (Pictured), Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida," Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll," Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy (Michael Douglas won last year for "The Kominsky Method")

Bill Hader, Barry" (Pictured), Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method, Ted Danson, The Good Place," Ben Platt, The Politician," Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series Drama (Sandra Oh won last year for "Killing Eve")

Olivia Colman, The Crown" (Pictured), Jodie Comer, Killing Eve," Zendaya, Euphoria,"Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show," Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Patricia Clarkson won last year for "Sharp Objects")

Meryl Streep, "Big Little Lies" (Pictured), Helena Bonham Carter, "The Crown,"Laura Dern, "Big Little Lies,"Patricia Arquette, "The Act,"Olivia Colman, "Fleabag"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Patricia Arquette won last year for "Escape at Dannemora")

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon" (Pictured, left), Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great," Merritt Wever, Unbelievable, Joey King, The Act," Niecy Nash, When They See Us

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Ben Whishaw won last year for "A Very English Scandal")Andrew Scott, "Fleabag" (Pictured), Tony Shalhoub, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Kieran Culkin, "Succession,"Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones,"Stellen Skarsgard, "Chernobyl"

Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (The Kominsky Method won last year)

Fleabag, Amazon Prime Video (Pictured), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon Prime Video, Barry, HBO, Schitts Creek, Pop TV, "Russian Doll," Netflix

From Succession to Fleabag, heres who were betting on

Ahead of the 2020 Golden Globes nominations next week, TheWrap has made some predictions as to which shows and actors are most likely to be nominated in the television categories. From HBO's "Succession" to Amazon's "Fleabag" to Netflix's "When They See Us," here are our picks for what deserves to be recognized as the best-of-the-best across a very crowded television landscape.

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