Executive Team

21st Century Fox Executives

Executive Chairman
21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch is Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox, the world’s premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay-TV and satellite assets. Until July 1, 2015, Mr. Murdoch served as CEO and Chairman of the Company, a role he held since its inception as News Corporation in 1979.

Executive Chairman
21st Century Fox

Lachlan Murdoch is Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox, the world’s premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay-TV and satellite assets. From 2014 to 2015, he served as the Company’s Co-Chairman.

Chief Executive Officer
21st Century Fox

James Murdoch is Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Fox, the world’s premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay-TV and satellite assets. Mr. Murdoch has held a succession of leadership roles over his nearly two-decade career with the Company, culminating in his appointment to CEO in 2015

Vice Chairman
21st Century Fox

Chase Carey has been the Vice Chairman of the Board and a consultant to the Company since July 2016. He previously served as Executive Vice Chairman of the Company from July 2015 to July 2016 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and Deputy Chairman of the Board from 2009 to July 2015.

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
21st Century Fox

John Nallen is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for 21st Century Fox, a role which he began serving on July 1, 2013. Mr. Nallen oversees all of the Company's financial dealings and he previously served as Senior EVP and Deputy CFO starting in 2001. As part of his overall duties, Mr. Nallen specifically oversees capital market and merger and acquisition transactions as well as various corporate-wide operating initiatives.

Senior Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
21st Century Fox

Gerson A. Zweifach is Senior Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of 21st Century Fox, one of the world's largest media and entertainment companies. Mr. Zweifach oversees global legal operations, including litigation, mergers and acquisitions, ethics and corporate governance matters.

Executive Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
21st Century Fox

Julie Henderson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for 21st Century Fox. In this role, Henderson serves as the chief spokesperson for the Company, leading all global communications initiatives, specifically in support of corporate financial matters, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and litigation.

Executive Vice President, Investor Relations
21st Century Fox

H. Reed Nolte is Executive Vice President of Investor Relations at 21st Century Fox. Mr. Nolte is responsible for all aspects of developing and executing the Company's investor relations program, serving as the primary focal point between senior corporate and business unit management and the investment community. Mr. Nolte first joined the Company in December 1996.

Executive Vice President, Deputy Group General Counsel
21st Century Fox

Janet Nova is Executive Vice President and Deputy Group General Counsel of 21st Century Fox, the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. As Deputy Group General Counsel, Ms. Nova manages the legal aspects of the Company's M&A activity, financings, and SEC and stock exchange reporting, and advises the Company's Board of Directors and committees.

Executive Vice President of Public Affairs
21st Century Fox

Chip Smith is Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for 21st Century Fox. In this role, Mr. Smith oversees global legislative, regulatory and strategic policy matters for the company. He joined 21st Century Fox in July 2016.

Business Unit Leaders

Chief Executive Officer
FOX Television Stations

Jack Abernethy is Chief Executive Officer of FOX Television Stations, a unit of 21st Century FOX. In this role, Abernethy oversees the FOX Television Stations group (FTS), which consists of 28 owned-and-operated stations and duopolies in the nation’s largest television markets, including WNYW/WWOR in New York,  KTTV/KCOP in Los Angeles, KDFW/KDFI in Dallas, WTXF in Philadelphia, WTTG/WDCA in Washington D.C. and KTVU/KICU in San Francisco.

President & Chief Operating Officer
Fox Networks Group

Randy Freer is President and COO of Fox Networks Group. In this role, Mr. Freer directly oversees revenue, distribution, operations, business development and strategy for all aspects of the Fox Television Group (which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television), FX Networks, Fox Sports Media Group (which encompasses the company’s national sports channels and regional sports networks) and National Geographic Partners (which includes the National Geographic channels and brands).

Chairman & CEO
Twentieth Century Fox Film

James N. Gianopulos is the Chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox. Mr. Gianopulos is one of the longest-tenured studio chairmen in the film industry, and oversees all feature film production and marketing, as well as global distribution through all media. During his time as Chairman of Fox, the studio has had its most profitable years ever.

Chief Executive Officer
FX Networks and FX Productions

John Landgraf is Chief Executive Officer of FX Networks and FX Productions.  As CEO, Landgraf oversees all aspects of entertainment and business operations for FX Networks, including FX, FXM, FXX, FX Productions (FXP) and the digital video-on-demand platform, FXNOW. Landgraf joined FX as President of Entertainment in January 2004 and was elevated to the position of President and General Manager of FX Networks in May 2005.

Chief Executive Officer
National Geographic Global Networks

Courteney Monroe is chief executive officer (CEO) of National Geographic Global Networks, based in Washington, D.C. She oversees global programming, operations and marketing for the portfolio of National Geographic Channels around the world, which includes National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO.

Chief Executive Officer
National Geographic Partners

Declan Moore is chief executive officer of National Geographic Partners, the new, expanded joint venture owned by the National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox that combines the National Geographic television channels with National Geographic’s other media and consumer-oriented assets.

Chairman & CEO
Fox Television Group

Gary Newman oversees Fox Television Group, which unites the broadcast network Fox Broadcasting Company (FBC) and the prolific studio 20th Century Fox Television (TCFTV). Newman is partnered in this role with Dana Walden. The two have led TCFTV since 1999 and added FBC to their purview in 2014 in conjunction with the creation of Fox Television Group.

Chairman & CEO
Fox Networks Group

Peter Rice was appointed Chairman and CEO for the Fox Networks Group in August 2012. In his role, he supervises all aspects of the top-rated Fox Broadcasting Company, FX Networks, as well as the Fox Sports Media Group (including the company's 22 owned-and-operated regional sports networks, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus, Fox College Sports, FOX Deportes, the BTN joint venture with the Big Ten Conference, as well as the soon-to-launch FOX Sports 1).

CEO
Star India

Uday Shankar is the CEO of Star India, one of the largest media and entertainment companies in India that operates around 40 channels in 8 languages, including its flagship Star Plus. The Star network enjoys market leadership in key geographies, demographics, and time slots, and today reaches more than 400 million viewers in India and across the globe every week.

President, COO & Executive Producer
FOX Sports

Eric Shanks is President, COO and Executive Producer of FOX Sports. Shanks oversees all entities within FOX Sports, including FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, the FOX Sports Regional Networks, FOX Deportes and all digital ventures. Shanks and FOX Networks Group President & COO Randy Freer were the driving force behind the historic and successful launch of America’s new sports networks, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2, on Aug. 17, 2013.

Chairman & CEO
Fox Television Group

Dana Walden oversees Fox Television Group, which unites the broadcast network Fox Broadcasting Company (FBC) and the prolific studio 20th Century Fox Television (TCFTV). Walden is partnered in this role with Gary Newman. The two have led TCFTV since 1999 and added FBC to their purview in 2014 in conjunction with the creation of Fox Television Group.