Equal Employment Opportunity Report

KABC-TV LOS ANGELES ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
August 1, 2019



I. GENERAL POLICY
This report covers the period from July 22, 2018 through July 21, 2019

KABC-TV (the "Station") has a longstanding commitment to a policy of equal employment and advancement opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, gender, marital status, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, covered veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.

In the Station's commitment to fair employment practices, we strive to ensure that equal consideration is extended to all employees and applicants in recruitment, selection procedures, employee development, performance evaluation, promotions, transfers, benefits and other aspects of employment.

It is the Station's policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific recruitment, outreach, hiring, promotion and other practices. In compliance with the EEO record keeping requirements, the Station creates a file for each position to be filled. The file generally includes, but is not limited to, the following items: copies of advertisements, emails, and distributions to the Station's mailing lists used to notify sources of the opening, and a summary of interviewees who applied for the vacancies as well as their referral sources.

In addition, the Station documents and retains information about its long-term recruitment initiatives. These files generally include, but are not limited to: the nature and date of each activity, the scope of the Station's participation, and the names and titles of the Station personnel involved.

II. RESPONSIBILITY
Cheryl Fair, KABC-TV's President & General Manager, is responsible for supervising EEO compliance.

III. POSITIONS FILLED AND RECRUITMENT METHODS

KABC-TV has publicized job vacancies in the following ways (except for positions filled through internal promotion) and as indicated below:
1. Sending or emailing the KABC-TV job listing to the 61 organizations and schools detailed in Attachment A. We periodically broadcast on-air announcements publicizing the fact that qualified organizations may request to be added to our mailing list.
2. Posting open positions on the station's website (www.abc7.com/jobs) and job line.
3. Posting open positions via DirectEmployers Association Job Syndication Alliances detailed in Attachment B.
4. Posting open positions in the Company online job listing (www.disneycareers.com).

Following are the positions filled during the period of July 22, 2018 to July 21, 2019:

Helicopter Reporter (Posted 3/27/18, Filled - Christopher Christi 9/4/18)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org.
One person was interviewed. Referral source of the candidate interviewed was as follows: industry referral - 1. The candidate hired was an industry referral.

Digital News Producer (Posted 1/29/18, Filled - Mark Salay Garcia 10/29/18)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org.
Four people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: internal station candidate - 1; TVJobs.com - 1; station website - 2. The candidate hired was an internal station candidate.

Morning News Producer (Posted 2/2/18, Filled - Kari Samuelson 12/10/18)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org.
Two people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: LinkedIn.com - 1; internal station candidate - 1. The candidate hired was an internal station candidate.

Assistant News Director (Posted 10/22/18, Filled - Pam Heminway 12/21/18)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org, TVJobs.com.
Four people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: employee referral - 1; internal station candidate - 3. The candidate hired was an internal station candidate.

Community Journalist (4) (Posted 10/12/18, Filled - Rachel Jordan 2/11/19, Gabriela Milian 2/11/19, Eric Resendiz 2/11/19, Sophie Flay 3/18/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org, JournalismJobs.com.
Thirteen people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: company online job listing - 6; internal station candidate - 3; KABC-TV Intern - 1; employee referral - 3. The referral source of two candidates hired was the company online job listing. One candidate hired was a KABC-TV Intern. The other candidate hired was an employee referral.

Senior Digital News Producer (Posted 12/15/18, Filled - Jeong (Janet) Kinnaman 2/18/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org, JournalismJobs.com.
Seven people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: station website - 1; employee referral - 2; company online job listing - 2; internal station candidate - 2. The candidate hired was an internal station candidate.

Evening News Producer (Posted 7/5/18, Filled - Mariam Rodriguez 2/25/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org.
Six people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: internal station candidate - 6. The candidate hired was an internal station candidate.

Orange County Reporter (Posted 10/18/18, Filled - Jessica De Nova 3/4/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org, JournalismJobs.com.
Seven people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: employee referral - 1; industry referral - 4; company online job listing - 1; LinkedIn - 1. The referral source of the candidate hired was LinkedIn.

Morning Executive Producer (2) (Posted 12/20/18, Filled - Christopher Di Vincenzo 3/20/19, Monique Harris Serrano 6/3/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org, JournalismJobs.com.
Seven people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: company online job listing - 2; internal station candidate - 3; employee referral - 2. One candidate hired was an internal station candidate.
The referral source of other candidate hired was the company online job listing.

Account Executive(2) (Posted 2/5/19, Filled - Monica Rubalcava 04/01/19,Gina Mysel 4/1/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org, Spotsndots.com, TVNewscheck.com
Fifteen people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: industry referral - 5; company online job listing - 3; Indeed.com - 2; employee referral - 3; Mediabistro.com - 1; LinkedIn.com - 1.One candidate hired was an employee referral. The other candidate hired was an industry referral.

Digital News Producer (2) (Posted 2/21/19, Filled - Lauren Mclendon 4/15/19, Elizabeth Munoz 6/17/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org, JournalismJobs.com.
Ten people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: Indeed.com - 1; station website - 5; company online job listing - 3; JournalismJobs.com - 1. The referral source of one candidate hired was the company online job listing. The referral source of the other candidate hired was
Indeed.com.

Vice President - Marketing (Posted 2/11/19, Filled - Adrianne Anderson 4/29/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org.
Eight people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: company online job listing - 1; internal station candidate - 3; employee referral - 4. The candidate hired was an employee referral.

Weekend Anchor/General Assignment Reporter (Posted 10/30/18, Filled -Rachel Brown 6/24/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: Mediabistro.com, TVJobs.com, NABJ.org, NAHJ.org, Allwomeninmedia.org, AAJA.org, JournalismJobs.com.
Seven people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: industry referral - 5; internal station candidate - 1; company online job listing - 1. The candidate hired was an industry referral.

Freelance ENG Cameraperson (Posted 6/3/15, Filled - Eric Trujillo 11/24/18)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: LA Sentinel, Mediamatch.com, TVJobs.com.
Thirteen people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: internal station candidate - 1; employee referral -4; industry referral - 3; company online job listing - 2; unknown - 3. The candidate hired was an internal station candidate.

Freelance Videographer (Posted 10/16/17, Filled - William Escobar 3/30/19)

In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: TVJobs.com, Mediamatch.com.
Seven people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: company online job listing - 4; internal station candidate - 2; industry referral - 1. The candidate hired was an internal station candidate.

Freelance News Assistant (3) (Posted 5/16/17, Filled - Tiffany Ujiiye 10/06/18, Michael Hernandez 10/20/18, Flor Tolentino 1/20/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publication: TVJobs.com, Mediamatch.com,JournalismJobs.com.
Twenty people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: station website - 1; KABC-TV college intern - 6; employee referral - 7; industry referral - 1; company online job listing - 5. One candidate hired was an employee referral. The referral source of the second candidate hired was the station website. The referral source of third candidate hired was the company online job listing.

Freelance News Assistant (Posted 5/1/18, Filled - Tiffany Hosseini 2/28/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publication: TVJobs.com, NAHJ.org, JournalismJobs.com.
Thirty-one people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: station website - 11; KABC-TV college intern - 7; employee referral - 4; USC Annenberg job fair - 2; company online job listing - 7. The candidate hired was an employee referral.

Freelance Newswriter (Posted 5/1/18, Filled - Julia Martorano 05/30/19)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: TVJobs.com, NAHJ.org, JournalismJobs.com.
Twenty-two people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: LinkedIn.com - 1; station website - 10; employee 7 referral - 6; industry referral - 3; internal station candidate - 2. The referral source of the candidate hired was the station website.

Freelance Newswriter (3) (Posted 5/16/17, Filled - Margarita Frias 8/16/18, Chase Wilson 9/12/18, Kristen Glover 9/15/18)
In addition to this job vacancy being publicized as described above, this position was advertised in the following publications: TVJobs.com, Mediamatch.com, JournalismJobs.com.
Seventeen people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: internal station candidate - 2; company online job listing - 7; employee referral - 5; industry referral - 2; unknown - 1. Two candidates hired were internal station candidates. The referral source of the other candidate hired was the company online job listing.

IV. LONG TERM RECRUITMENT INITIATIVES

KABC-TV is committed to performing ongoing non-vacancy specific recruitment efforts that bring attention to the variety of job and career opportunities at the station. Outreach efforts are designed to provide easy access for candidates to apply for job opportunities, as well as provide information and training to develop a diverse pool of prospective candidates for the future.

A. Participation in Job Fairs
KABC-TV participated in three job fairs during the reporting period. Station personnel participated in job fairs by distributing information about career and internship opportunities, soliciting resumes, interviewing job
seekers, critiquing demo reels and providing career guidance.

Below is a list of job fairs attended by KABC-TV and participating Station personnel:

National Association of Black Journalists National Convention
(8/1/18-8/5/18) - GM Renaissance Center - Detroit, MI - Rob Elmore - Vice President of News, Renee Washington - Assistant News Director

University of Southern California Annenberg Journalism Networking Night (10/16/18) - USC Wallis Annenberg Hall - Los Angeles, CA - Teresa Samaniego - Vice President, Diversity
& Community Engagement

University of Southern California Annenberg Career Connection - Internship and Job Fair (3/20/19) - USC Tutor Campus Center - Los Angeles, CA - Teresa Samaniego - Vice President, Diversity & Community Engagement and Mariel Moscoso - Community Engagement Specialist

B. Internship Program
KABC-TV's internship program offers paid internships for college students interested in careers in television broadcasting. The internship program is designed to provide students with an onsite educational
experience that complements their academic studies. During the reporting period, KABC-TV hired 45 interns.

KABC-TV's internship program has launched the careers of hundreds of students with aspirations to work in broadcasting. Currently there are eight former KABC-TV interns working at the Station in Programming and News, including on-air talent.

Recruitment outreach for interns is accomplished using a variety of methods with attention to resources that provide a diverse candidate pool. Job fairs and career fairs at colleges with diverse student populations are a major source of candidates. Notices are posted at local colleges, universities and minority organizations. Instructions on applying for a KABC-TV internship are featured on the ABC7 website.

Internship opportunities are promoted and applications are distributed at all job fairs, workshops, conferences, community meetings and student tours.

C. Listing each upper-level opening in a job bank or newsletter of a media trade group with a broad-based membership that includes women and minorities
The Station sent notification of its job listings to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

D. Participation in Conventions, Workshops and Seminars
KABC-TV worked closely with community-based organizations to sponsor and assist with planning, implementation, and active participation in four conferences, conventions, workshops and seminars designed to
provide information on career planning, job opportunities, resume writing and interview techniques.

Below are the four events KABC-TV participated in:
CCNMA Latino Journalist of California 10/10/18 - InterContinental Los Angeles Century City - Los Angeles, CA
KABC-TV participated in the Los Angeles Journalism Job Fair for professional Latino journalists on the opportunities in the news media industry. Teresa Samaniego - Vice President, Diversity & Community Engagement participated the event.

HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality) 10/12/18 - Grand Central Air Terminal - Glendale, CA
KABC-TV worked with HOPE to co-host the Young Professional Summit for college students on the opportunities in the entertainment industry. Teresa Samaniego - Vice President, Diversity & Community Engagement and Anabel Munoz - Field Reporter participated as the keynote speakers. Nancy Udave - News Media Manager and Julie Farias - Marketing Coordinator participated as career forum experts.

Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs 2/9/19 - KABC-TV Studio Glendale, CA
KABC-TV sponsored and hosted the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs Speaker in Training and Career Panel. Anabel Munoz - Reporter provided education and training.

HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality) Latina History Day Conference 3/9/19 - Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, CA
KABC-TV worked with HOPE to co-host the Career Track Workshop for Latinas on the opportunities in the entertainment industry. The women heard from Anabel Munoz - Field Reporter.

Station employee participation provides the opportunity to motivate and inspire interest specifically in careers in broadcast journalism, television production, sales, public affairs and other related fields.

KABC-TV on air talent and employees
On air talent and employees represent KABC-TV at conferences, workshops and seminars as guest speakers. They provide insight to career opportunities and strategies for success in broadcast journalism. Below is a list of on-air talent and employee participation.

Ashley Brewer - Anchor at the Glendale Quarterback Club SCSB Luncheon (9/4/18)
Karl Schmid - Entertainment Host at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association National Convention (9/7/18)
Anabel Munoz - Reporter at the HOPE Young Professional Summit (10/12/18)
Leticia Juarez - Reporter at the NLBWA IE Latina's In Business Conference (10/16/18)
George Pennacchio - Entertainment Reporter at the Cal State LA Entertainment Reporting Symposium (10/26/18)
Hanna Maxfield - Director of Digital Operations at the Cal State LA Entertainment Reporting Symposium (10/26/18)
Ashley Harrington - Digital Producer at Cal State LA Entertainment Reporting Symposium (10/26/18)
Brandi Hitt - Anchor at the O'Melveny Elementary School Career Day (2/7/19)
Marc Cota-Robles - Reporter at the Sorensen Science Academy Career Day (2/9/19)
Rob McMillian - Reporter at the Pachappa Elementary Career Day (3/1/19)
Leo Stallworth - Reporter at the Piute Middle School Career Day (3/15/19)

Dallas Raines - Meteorologist at the Clippers SciFest SoCal Annual SciFestival (3/22/19)
Sid Garcia - Reporter at the CA Dept of Public Health/CA Tobacco Control Program Training Session about Communication (3/27/19)
Jovana Lara - Anchor at the Chandler Middle School Career Day (4/17/19)
Eric Resendiz - Community Journalist at the Cal State Fullerton Communication Week (4/25/19)
Leticia Juarez - Reporter at the Adrian Dell and Carmen Roberts Foundation of Riverside Annual Empowering Young Women Conference (4/27/19)
Dallas Raines - Meteorologist at the Scouts BSA Merit Badge Day (5/18/19)
Jessica De Nova - Reporter at the Office of Assembly member Jose Medina Journalism and Communications Workshop (5/18/19)
Eric Resendiz - Community Journalist at the University of Laverne Annual Latinx Cultural Graduation Celebration (5/18/19)
Leo Stallworth - Reporter at the Hillview Middle School Career Day 5/29/19
Anabel Munoz - Reporter at the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys and Girls Club Speaker in Training and Career Panel (2/9/19)
Sid Garcia - Reporter at the Adelante Youth Alliance Adelante Young Men College and Career Conference (11/10/18)
Rachel Jordan - Community Journalist at the MAOF (Mexican American Opportunity Foundation) National Latina Women's Conference (5/3/19)
Miriam Hernandez - Reporter at the HOPE Latina History Day Conference (3/8/19)
Miriam Hernandez - Reporter at the Adelante Youth Alliance Adelante Mujer Latina College and Career Conference (5/4/19)
Rob Elmore - Vice President of News at the Dr. Lucy Jones for Science and Society National Science Activation Symposium (6/25/19)
Hanna Maxfield - Director of Digital Operations at the Dr. Lucy Jones for Science and Society National Science Activation Symposium (6/25/19)

E. Mentoring Programs
KABC-TV personnel participate in the ABC Corporate Mentoring Program. The program is designed to identify talented employees (with an emphasis on women and minorities) at a senior management level who
have demonstrated ability and commitment to the company. Mentees are paired with a senior executive for one year. The program provides exposure to business strategies across the media networks, networking
opportunities with other executives from a cross-section of our businesses and the opportunity to enhance leadership skills. A KABC-TV manager, David Wurtzel participated as a mentee during the reporting period.

F. Sponsorship of Community Events to Inform the Public About Broadcast Employment Opportunities KABC-TV sponsored and participated in events presented by community based organizations whose missions focus specifically on opportunities in broadcasting. The events were designed to provide the general public with information on career opportunities in broadcasting and advice on how to prepare for and obtain a job.

Below is sample of KABC-TV's participation in these events:

MAOF (Mexican American Opportunity Foundation) National Latina Women's Conference - Quiet Cannon Country Club - Montebello, CA
KABC-TV sponsored and participated in the MAOF National Latina Women's Conference (5/3/19). Rachel Jordan - Community Journalist served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the Women's Conference Luncheon.

Pasadena Youth Alliance - Pasadena City College - Pasadena, CA
KABC-TV sponsored and participated at the Adelante Mujer Latina (5/4/19) and Adelante Young Men (11/10/18) Conferences. Reporters Miriam Hernandez and Sid Garcia participated in these events.

National Millennial Community - KABC-TV Studio - Glendale, CA
KABC-TV hosted the National Millennial Community (2/5/19) to a station visit and presentation panel. Senior executives, Cheryl Fair - President and GM, Rob Elmore - Vice President of News, Kara McNeely - Vice President of Promotions and Programming, Hanna Maxfield - Director of Digital Operations and Spencer McCoy - Vice President of General Sales participated in the station presentation panel.

G. Provision of training to management level personnel as to methods of ensuring equal employment opportunity and preventing discrimination

KABC-TV management employees are required to complete the Walt Disney Company's "Preventing Harassment" and "Standards of Business Conduct" training courses every two years. These courses cover
discrimination prevention and the importance of offering equal employment opportunities to all employees.

H. Training programs designed to enable station personnel to acquire skills that could qualify them for a higher level position
KABC-TV employees have access to a wide range of professional, leadership, and management training through the Walt Disney Company's D-Learn training program.

I. Other Activities
KABC-TV has a long-term goal of motivating and inspiring the next generation of broadcast professionals. To support that goal, KABC-TV hosts high school and college students at the television station to expose
them to the variety of career options available in broadcasting. Student groups are provided with a behind the scenes tour of operations, a live news broadcast and a guest speaker to discuss career opportunities. The students receive advice and guidance on the educational requirements to qualify for future opportunities.

Below is a list of student tours.

University of Southern California (11/8/18)
LA City College
California Polytechnic University Pomona (3/28/19)
Northeastern University (3/8/19)
Preparatoria ITESM from Monterrey, Mexico (12/12/18)
J Serra Catholic High School (10/3/18)
Columbia College (9/17/18)
University of La Verne (11/28/18)
Fresno Christian College (4/24/19)
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) (3/15/19)
Orange County School of the Arts (3/28/19)
International Children's Academy
Girl Scouts (5/18/19)
Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs (2/9/19)
Girls Academic Leadership Academy
Florida State University (8/2/18)
City Of Long Beach (8/23/18)
Coro Southern California Leadership (12/13/18 & 1/10/19)
Pasadena Christian School (2/22/19)
Armenia National Committee of America - Western Region (8/22/18)
International Visitor Council (7/11/19)

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