Val Nicholas is Vice President of Multicultural Initiatives at NBC News. Building consensus among entertainment industry and government groups, he is a founding member of the Hiring Our Heroes and Got Your 6 veteran support initiatives, theGrio.com, NBCBLK.com and NBCOut.com. From his beginnings in local station TV broadcasting, he has produced everything from news and sports to elections, talk shows and live events. Within NBC, Val is credited with invigorating creative staff and developing an acclaimed approach to innovation. The recipient of 24 Emmy nominations and winner of seven. Additional awards include three NBC Golden Peacock Awards, various Promax Gold Medallions and an Emmy nomination for brand packaging MSNBC/NBC. Val graduated with a BA with Distinction from California State University and served in the US Army Signal Corps of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Interests include music, outdoor athletics and Tae Kwon Do, in which he holds a black belt.
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