ABC News executive in charge of hiring and diversity programs put on administrative leave while the network investigates claims of insensitive and racist remarks

ABC News placed senior vice president Barbara Fedida on administrative leave after HuffPost’s Yashar Ali investigated her extensive history of insensitive and racist remarks. Fedida, who ran hiring and diversity programs for ABC News, was reported to have enabled a toxic and abusive workplace, according to the report. Sources said she routinely dismissed or belittled concerns from Black staff about the lack of diversity efforts, and excluded Black staff from initially planning a town hall broadcast with President Barack Obama about race relations in 2016. According to the report, ABC News and The Walt Disney Company, its parent

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