This undated photo provided by courtesy of the Television Academy shows Hayma "Screech" Washington. (Television Academy via AP)
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A veteran producer is the newly elected chief executive of the Television Academy and the first African-American to hold the post in the organization's 70 years.The academy said Thursday its board of governors elected Hayma "Screech" Washington as chairman and CEO. Washington, an award-winning producer, has served as co-governor of the producers' branch of the academy.The movie academy has faced harsh criticism over the lack of minorities among Oscar nominees, with efforts made to diversify the academy's membership.
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