Michael Regan to Step Down as 21st Century Fox’s Executive Vice President Global Public Policy

New York, NY – April 27, 2016 – 21st Century Fox today announced that Michael Regan, its Executive Vice President, Global Public Policy, is stepping down, effective June 30.  Mr. Regan has led Fox’s legislative and regulatory efforts in Washington, D.C. for fifteen years. His portfolio was expanded three years ago to include all public policy initiatives globally.

Mr. Regan will continue on as an advisor to ensure a smooth leadership transition.  Mr. Regan’s successor, who will be based in Washington D.C., will be named shortly. 

“Our senior management has counted on, and valued, Mike’s thoughtful leadership on so many complex regulatory and legislative issues over his distinguished tenure.  We are grateful for his guidance and many contributions during a dynamic period of global growth for our company,” said James Murdoch, Chief Executive Officer for 21st Century Fox.

“It has been a great privilege to work with the most creative and inspiring people in the media and entertainment business and to advocate on their behalf before so many leaders and decision makers around the world,” said Mr. Regan.  “I want to express my heartfelt thanks to Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, James Murdoch, and Chase Carey, for this extraordinary opportunity over the past fifteen years.”

Mr. Regan joined News Corporation in 2001 to run the company’s Washington, D.C. office as senior vice president, government affairs and was promoted to executive vice president in 2004. In 2013, Mr. Regan’s portfolio was expanded globally, overseeing regional offices in Washington, London, Brussels and Hong Kong. Mr. Regan continued in that role at 21st Century Fox following the company’s separation into two distinct companies.

Prior to joining News Corporation, Mr. Regan was senior vice president of external affairs at NextWave Telecom. Previously, he worked as telecommunications counsel to the Committee on Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he advised the Committee and the House on all telecommunications-related legislation, including the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Mr. Regan received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel.

About 21st Century Fox

21st Century Fox is the world’s premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, STAR India, 28 local television stations in the U.S. and more than 300 international channels; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and a 50% ownership interest in Endemol Shine Group. The Company also holds a 39.1% ownership interest in Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, which serves 21 million customers across five countries.  For more information about 21st Century Fox, please visit www.21CF.com.


Nathaniel Brown

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