Former Al Roker Entertainment Producer Says Company Failed Diversity Initiative

By Mike Fishmore | April 23, 2024

Unfairly targeted

In a lawsuit filed recently, former executive producer Bill Schultz accused Al Roker and his company of breaching a diversity, equity, and inclusion directive. 
 

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Schultz claimed that he was unfairly targeted for termination in 2023 after pointing out the company's failure to adhere to a diversity initiative. 
 

Callously disregarded

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The court document, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, stated that the company "callously disregarded" a PBS DEI program requiring Schultz's animated series "Weather Hunters" to incorporate Black writers.