An Inside Look at the NBCUniversal News Associates Program

The NBC News Associates Program has been in existence since 1994 with the goal of identifying outstanding aspiring journalists. In 2011, this program was extended to the newsrooms of NBC Owned Television Stations and CNBC. In keeping with NBCUniversal’s strong commitment to develop a diverse editorial staff across NBC News assets, the News Associates program is designed to attract candidates of diverse racial, ethnic, economic and geographical backgrounds, as well as candidates with disabilities. We chatted with program creator and NBC News Vice President Elena Nachmanoff and former news associates to find out more.