LOS ANGELES – September 12, 2016 – Fox Networks Group (FNG) today announced that President of Advertising Sales Toby Byrne will step down after more than two decades with the company.
“Toby is an extremely talented and admired member of our leadership team and has left an indelible mark over his long career at Fox,” said FNG President and COO Randy Freer. “Our exceptional results in this year’s upfront attest to Toby’s expertise, business abilities and personal integrity. We thank Toby for his tremendous contribution to Fox and wish him the best.”
Byrne said: “After nearly 21 years and a fantastic run at an amazing company, I’m leaving the Fox Networks Group to explore other opportunities. I’m grateful for my time at Fox and also proud of the considerable accomplishments during my tenure leading this talented sales team. I’m leaving the company at a time when we are extraordinarily well positioned to achieve and exceed our goals after an exceptional upfront season. I look forward to continuing my relationships with my colleagues and friends at Fox and am excited to explore the next chapter of my career.”
FNG will immediately begin a search for a successor. In the interim, Freer will oversee advertising revenue, and Byrne’s responsibilities will be handled by Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales Bruce Lefkowitz and Executive Vice President of Global Partnerships Danielle Maged – now reporting to Freer – and President of Advance Advertising Products Joe Marchese, who continues to report to Freer.
Byrne started at Fox in 1996 and was named President of Advertising Sales for Fox Broadcasting Company and FOX Sports in 2010. In 2014 he became President of Advertising Sales for Fox Networks Group.
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Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). FNG consists of Fox Television Group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; Fox Sports Media Group; Fox Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks and National Geographic Partners; and Fox Networks Group Europe, Asia and Latin America. Together these units create, program and distribute the world’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming.
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