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Keynote Speaker 2020

Yvette Miley

Senior Vice President, MSNBC and NBC News

 

Bio: Yvette M. Miley is a Senior Vice President for MSNBC and NBC News.

Miley is responsible for talent management and development of news personnel both on and off camera. She is the executive in charge of weekend, overnight, breaking news and special events programming on MSNBC as well as NBC’s “Early Today” broadcasts. Additionally, Miley is the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for NBC News and MSNBC, focused on the retention and recruitment of leading journalists in the industry. She reports to both MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NBC News President Noah Oppenheim.

Previously, Miley was Vice President for MSNBC. Before that, she was Executive Editor of MSNBC Dayside. Miley also served as the Executive Editor of thegrio.com, a website targeting African Americans. In June 2016, Miley was tapped as Executive-in-Charge of the NBC News digital platform NBCOUT, the first LGBTQ news vertical created by a major broadcast media organization. Miley joined MSNBC in July 2009.

A veteran journalist, Miley has worked for NBCUniversal for 27 years. Before joining MSNBC and NBC News, Miley was Vice President & News Director of the Miami/Fort Lauderdale-based NBC owned and operated television station NBC 6/WTVJ in June 2004. In July 2001, Miley was named Vice President and News Director of the then-owned NBC station, WVTM-NBC 13 in Birmingham, AL. Under her leadership, the station’s newscasts saw a dramatic ratings increase, including going from third to first in the late news category. Miley first joined NBC 6/WTVJ in October 1991 as a producer and held various positions in the newsroom prior to working her way up to Assistant News Director.

An award winner, Miley has been recognized by numerous organizations and is the recipient of many of the industry’s highest honors. She received three Emmy Awards, including an Emmy for the MSNBC and NBC News coverage of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage in 2016; ten Edward R. Murrow Awards; a Society of Professional Journalists Award for her role during coverage of the Marathon Bombing in Boston; a DuPont-Columbia University Award; a George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992; and four Associated Press Awards. Miley’s additional accolades include a Distinguished Alumna Award by the President of the University of Florida in 2018; the National Association of Black Journalists’ Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017; National Press Club recognition for her work as a mentor in 2016; a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Urban League of Palm Beach County in 2013; and the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Corporate Executive of the Year. She was also named a Distinguished Graduate from the University of Florida in 1997.

Miley is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Press Club, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and Online News Association. She also serves on several boards including ColorComm, the Stonewall Community Foundation, the T. Howard Foundation, the Florida A&M School of Journalism and Graphics Board of Visitors and University of Florida’s College of Journalism Dean Advisory Board.

Miley is a native of Riviera Beach, FL and a graduate of Suncoast High School and the University of Florida. She is finishing a book on leadership and is also a columnist and published author under a pseudonym.