Rich Battista has been named executive VP, Fox Networks Group, where he will now oversee all business devel-opment on behalf of the organization. He will report to Anthony Vinciquerra, president and CEO of Fox Networks Group.

In assuming the new role Battista will work closely with Vinciquerra and other senior management throughout both Fox broadcasting company and the Fox cable networks to develop new business opportunities across the Fox Networks Group. He was previously exec VP, Fox Television.

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