Leonor Ayala Polley is a leading network television news executive. She currently serves as the Chief of Business Development and Partnerships for URL Media leading its recruitment practice. Before joining URL Media, Leonor worked at NBC News in New York for 18 years. At NBC News, she led the network’s diversity and inclusion programs while co-producing award-winning programs. She co-founded NBCU Academy – the NBCU News Group’s flagship training program for college students and young professionals. She most recently served as the creator and executive editor of NBCUAcademy.com – an open-access journalism and media training website. Leonor led the curriculum design and implementation for internal and external DEI-centered newsroom training programs for the NBC News Group. She started her TV news career in 2002 when she joined ABC’s Peter Jennings Reports team as a production associate. Leonor began her journalism career in 1998 as a print reporter for The Record newspaper in New Jersey. She is a Rutgers University graduate and pursuing a Master’s at New York University. She currently lives in San Francisco.