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Paula Madison Named One of Most Powerful Women in Black Enterprise Magazine

Paula Madison, KNBC President & General Manager and NBC/Telemundo Los Angeles Regional General Manager, was named one of the top 50 most powerful women in business by Black Enterprise magazine. Madison was named to her position in November 2000 and is the first African American woman to be general manager at a network-owned station in the top-five markets. A native of Harlem, New York and a Vassar graduate, Madison began her career as a reporter and editor at newspapers in New York and Dallas/Fort Worth. Under Madison’s management, the station has continued to be one of the top ad-revenue generating stations and has earned prestigious industry awards such as the local area Emmy, Golden Mike and Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Best Newscast and Best Investigative Reporting. In response to her recognition, Madison commented, “I am honored to be included in such an impressive list of women executives and I feel very fortunate to work for a company that believes in mentoring, diversity and merit-based promotion from within.” Madison has received honors for her leadership at KNBC and for her work with the community. In addition to her recognition by Black Enterprise, she was on the Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 of female executives and received the Citizen of the Year award from the City of Los Angeles. The Black Enterprise top 50 included two chairwomen, 11 CEOs and 13 presidents gathered from hundreds of potential candidates in a number of industries. Those who made the list have authority over budgets totaling billions of dollars. Black Enterprise is a business and investment resource magazine aimed at African Americans and has been in publication since 1970.

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