The Philadelphia Inquirer appoints Kendra Lee as VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


The Philadelphia Inquirer is pleased to announce that Kendra Lee is joining the company as its vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) on Aug. 22. Lee will support DEI efforts across all aspects of the organization, including the newsroom, and will serve in an instrumental role in community outreach.

“In addition to being a certified leadership coach, Kendra brings over a decade of executive experience in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, professional development and talent management to The Inquirer,” says Elizabeth H. Hughes, publisher and CEO of The Inquirer. “Her strategic and inclusive approach will be a huge asset to all levels of the organization, helping us to advance our goals to better serve our employees and the Philadelphia region.”

Most recently, Lee served as Comcast’s senior director of inclusive leadership development. In her role, she reinvented the company’s leadership development for more than 85,000 global employees, driving business impact, fostering innovation and creating an inclusive workplace for all.

“I am thrilled to join The Inquirer to continue leading important diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that positively impact their workforce, readers and the Philadelphia region,” says Lee. “It's a tremendous opportunity to create positive change in the city I love and call home, while working for an organization committed to providing essential journalism for Philadelphia’s diverse communities.

Prior to joining Comcast, Lee was the diversity business partner of infrastructure at Facebook. She designed and implemented holistic diversity and inclusion talent strategies across the employee lifecycle for Facebook’s largest tech team, Infra, in partnership with senior business leaders, HR business partners and the recruitment team.

Lee has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Syracuse University and a master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania.

About The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBC:

Since 1829, The Philadelphia Inquirer has been “asking on behalf of the people” by providing essential journalism for the diverse communities of the Philadelphia region. The Inquirer, a for-profit public benefit corporation owned by the non-profit Lenfest Institute, produces Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism that changes lives and leads to lasting reforms. Its multiple brand platforms — including newspapers,, e-Editions, apps, newsletters and live events — reach a growing audience of more than 10 million people a month. “In a free state, there should always be an inquirer asking on behalf of the people.” — John Norvell, Inquirer co-founder


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