Execs take broader roles at net

Elizabeth Casey has been upped to exec VP of standards and practices for the Fox Networks Group.

She replaces Nicole Bernard, who’s now senior VP of audience strategy for the Fox Group and reports to entertainment prexy Kevin Reilly.

Casey’s responsibilities will cut across all Fox broadcast and cable entities, and she will continue to report to general counsel Rita Tuzon. Previously, Casey oversaw standards and practices and commercial clearances for cable only.

“Consolidating management of cable and broadcast standards and practices makes perfect sense, and Elizabeth is clearly the perfect executive for the role,” said Tuzon. “The same sound business judgment and detailed thinking that she has brought to her legal career will serve her well as she takes on the additional responsibility of supervising broadcast standards and the entire FNG commercial clearance portfolio. Elizabeth understands both the legal and practical aspects of the position.”

Audience strategy, which Bernard will now supervise, is a new department at the Fox Group that will identify programming, content and services that are compelling and relevant to increasingly broad auds. “In the media and entertainment business, we are ultimately in service of our audience and we must ensure that we reflect and connect with all segments of the increasingly diverse American audience in our practices and our product,” said Reilly. “Nicole is a driven, strategy-minded executive who has demonstrated real leadership at Fox, and I know she will make a big impact in this important new role.”

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