Thursday, 17 May 2018 Fox News has named Suzanne Scott as its new Chief Executive Officer, the company announced in a press release on Thursday.
“Suzanne has been instrumental in the success of FOX News and she has now made history as its first female CEO,” said co-chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox, Lachlan Murdoch. “Her vision and innovation have helped create some of the most popular and lucrative primetime programs on cable and as we embark on the era of the proposed New Fox, I am confident that Suzanne’s leadership will ensure the dominance of both FOX News & FBN for years to come.”
Scott previously served as President for programming and development and has worked with the channel since its inception in 1996.
The release also announced that Jay Wallace, previously president of news and editorial at the channel, had been appointed president of Fox News and executive editor.
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According to a report by B&C, Suzanne Scott has been promoted to CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Scott, previously the president of programming, will report directly to Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch, the co-chairman of 21st Century Fox. Lachlan Murdoch noted that Scott, a veteran Fox...