21st Century Fox Executives

  1. Rupert Murdoch

    Executive Chairman

    21st Century Fox

    Rupert Murdoch is Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox, one of the world’s leading portfolios 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.

  2. Lachlan K. Murdoch

    Executive Chairman

    21st Century Fox

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

  3. James Murdoch

    Chief Executive Officer

    21st Century Fox

    James Murdoch is Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Fox, one of the world’s leading portfolios 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.

  4. John P. Nallen

    Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    21st Century Fox

    John P. 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.

  5. Gerson A. Zweifach

    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.

  6. Paul Cheesbrough

    Chief Technology Officer

    21st Century Fox

    Paul Cheesbrough is Chief Technology Officer for 21st Century Fox. In this role Mr. Cheesbrough oversees the company’s technology strategy and operations on a global basis. He joined 21st Century Fox in December 2016.

  7. Julie Henderson

    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.

  8. Thomas Gaissmaier

    Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

    21st Century Fox

    Thomas Gaissmaier is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for 21st Century Fox. In this position, he works closely with senior management and human resources leaders across the business to help drive the ongoing transformation of the company and its people.

  9. Reed Nolte

    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.

  10. Janet Nova

    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.

  11. Chip Smith

    Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy

    21st Century Fox

    Chip Smith is Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy 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

  1. Jack Abernethy

    Chief Executive Officer

    FOX Television Stations

    Co-President

    FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network

    Jack Abernethy is Chief Executive Officer of FOX Television Stations, and Co-President of FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN), both units 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.

  2. Gary E. Knell

    Chief Executive Officer

    National Geographic Partners

    Gary E. Knell is Chief Executive Officer of National Geographic Partners, the global joint venture owned by 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society, which includes National Geographic television, print and digital assets and related activities in travel and consumer products.

  3. John Landgraf

    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.

  4. Courteney Monroe

    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.

  5. Gary Newman

    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.

  6. Peter Rice

    President

    21st Century Fox

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Fox Networks Group

    Peter Rice is President of 21st Century Fox (21CF) and Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group (FNG). In this role, in addition to working with 21CF leadership on key strategic initiatives, Mr. Rice oversees Fox Broadcasting Company, FOX Sports, FX Networks, National Geographic, 20th Century Fox Television and FNG Latin America, Europe and Asia.

  7. Uday Shankar

    President

    21st Century Fox, Asia

    Chairman and CEO

    Star India

    Uday Shankar is President of 21st Century Fox, Asia; and the Chairman and 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.

  8. Eric Shanks

    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.

  9. Stacey Snider

    Chairman and CEO

    20th Century Fox Film

    Stacey Snider is the Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film (Fox), one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures. The production divisions include Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios, Fox International Productions and Fox Searchlight Pictures. The studio has annual revenue in excess of $8 billion and operates in more than 100 countries worldwide.

  10. Brian Sullivan

    President & COO

    Fox Networks Group

    Brian Sullivan is President and Chief Operating Officer of Fox Networks Group (FNG). In this position, he has a broad operational role across FNG and directly oversees revenue and distribution for the Fox Television Group, FX, FOX Sports and National Geographic Partners.

  11. Dana Walden

    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.