- Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion and Vice President for Talent Recruitment and Development
- CNN Worldwide
Ramon Escobar is CNN Worldwide’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion and Vice President for Talent Recruitment and Development. He is the network’s chief talent scout and coach and will tell TEACHAPALOOZA educators what their graduates must know when they graduate if they expect to go into the network leagues.
A media veteran with 25 years of experience in news and entertainment in local, cable and network television as well as digital/new media, Escobar has the unique perspective of having worked in both English and Spanish-language media. Has developed expertise in both the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin America having traveled extensively throughout Latin America working with international media companies around the globe. Escobar came to CNN from Telemundo where he was the head of the news division. Prior to his time at Telemundo, Escobar was Vice President of live programming at MSNBC during 9/11. He started in local television and became one of the youngest news directors in a major TV market when he took over the News Director job at WTVJ in Miami.