‘New FOX’ Sets New Leadership Team


Lachlan Murdoch, the future Chairman and CEO of the company to be spun-off in connection with the merger of 21st Century Fox with The Walt Disney Company, has solidified the leadership of what is colloquially being referred to as “new FOX.”

FOX Sports President/COO Eric Shanks is being elevated to FOX Sports CEO.

At the same time, Fox Networks Group President/Distribution Mike Biard is rising to  President/Operations and Distribution for FOX.

Marianne Gambelli, currently President of Ad Sales for FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network, has been elevated to President of Ad Sales for FOX.

For 21CF Chief Technology Paul Cheesbrough, he is being promoted to Chief Technology Officer and Head of Direct to Consumer Platforms for FOX.

Steve Tomsic will serve as FOX’s Chief Financial Officer; he currently serves as 21CF’s EVP, Finance and Deputy CFO.

As previously announced, John Nallen will be appointed Chief Operating Officer of FOX, Suzanne Scott will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer of FOX News and FOX Business Network, and Jack Abernethy will remain Chief Executive Officer of Fox Television Stations. In addition, Viet Dinh was recently named the Chief Legal and Policy Officer of FOX.