Los Angeles CA – October 08, 2014 –In a move designed to better align Fox Networks Group’s (FNG) business and legal affairs functions, FNG Executive Vice President and General Counsel Rita Tuzon today announced that Claudia Teran, the unit’s Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, will add responsibility for global business and legal affairs at FOX Sports to her expanding portfolio. Ms. Teran, who has served as the number two legal executive for FNG since 2011, will now hold the additional title of General Counsel, FOX Sports.
In this new role, Ms. Teran, who for years has supervised a broad international sports portfolio, will now lead a combined business and legal affairs team responsible for domestic and overseas sports rights acquisitions, including US professional teams and collegiate conferences and international sports properties across the globe. FNG’s wide-ranging sports networks include FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports Regional Networks, FOX College Sports, Big Ten Network, Fox’s 22 owned and operated regional sports networks, and the division’s digital extensions, including FOXSports.com. Ms. Teran will also continue to supervise negotiations and acquisitions for the company’s international sports businesses in Latin America, Europe and Asia. The senior sports legal team of Leanna Einbinder, Peter Marco, Robert Hacker, Kai Dhaliwal, and Phillip Gharabegian will report directly to Ms. Teran.
“Fox has maintained its premier position as the most successful global brand in television for well over a decade,” said Ms. Tuzon. “This is due in no small part to our strategic focus on expanding our leadership position in sports. During that time Claudia has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to ensure that both the company and our team, league, association, and conference partners benefit fully from our efforts. In a new and expanding multi-platform world she and her tremendous team will play an even more vital role as we expand our ability to bring the most exciting live sports coverage to every corner of the globe. I am delighted that she has agreed to take on these additional responsibilities while continuing oversight of our linear and digital legal teams.”
Prior to joining Fox in 2000, Ms. Teran was a transactional attorney at Sidley & Austin, where she worked on behalf of private and public entities addressing a wide variety of business dealings and regulatory issues. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her law degree from New York University School of Law.