TV Academy’s First Black Chair To Step Down

Hayma Washington says he decided against seeking a second two-year term so he could focus on his work as a producer and promote diversity. Washington also has served as chief executive officer of the academy, which administers the Emmy Awards.

TV Academy Gets First Black CEO

The academy said Thursday its board of governors elected Hayma “Screech” Washington as chairman and CEO. Washington, an award-winning producer and a former Walt Disney Co. executive, has served as co-governor of the producers’ branch of the academy.