NEW YORK – DECEMBER 14, 2016 – FOX NEWS has appointed Kevin Lord the Executive Vice President of Human Resources, announced network Co-Presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine. Lord will oversee the entire Human Resources (HR) division for FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN) and each of the corresponding digital operations. He will begin his new role on January 16, 2017.
Prior to being named to this position, Lord was the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at TEGNA Inc. (formerly known as Gannett, Co. Inc.) and a member of the company’s leadership team since 2012. While there, he oversaw employee relations, performance management, employee development, total rewards administration, diversity and inclusion for a workforce of more than 10,000. He was also responsible for creating initiatives that attracted and retained essential talent, enabling TEGNA to execute many of their key initiatives.
In making the announcement, Abernethy and Shine said in a joint statement, “Kevin is an extremely well-rounded executive who recognizes the essential role that Human Resources plays, having held high profile positions at major media companies and GE. His long and impressive track record in this arena will be a valuable addition to our management team and we look forward to him implementing key programs reflecting his core vision for employees.”
Lord added, “I am thrilled to be joining the FOX News. I have always admired the brand and look forward to building on its strong legacy as we attract, develop and retain the best employees in the industry. I am also passionate about employee engagement and am eager to begin initiating strategic HR programs across all FOX News platforms.”
Throughout his career, Lord has specialized in HR transformation within new management structures. Before joining TEGNA, he served as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources for NBC News and was the HR Integration leader during NBCUniversal’s extensive transition from General Electric (GE) to Comcast ownership. His initial role at NBCUniversal was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for its Integrated Media & International divisions prior to the Comcast ownership.
Before moving to NBC, Lord held several HR leadership positions with General Electric, including Chief Human Resources Officer for GE Plastics, GE Corporate HR Leader for Commercial & Communications, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for GE Vendor Financial Services, as well as various HR roles at GE Aviation.
Lord began his career in human resources at Burlington Industries, later moving on to similar positions at Hewlett-Packard, Colgate-Palmolive and Roche. A graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Lord went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Human Resources from the University of South Carolina.
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