National Geographic Channels U.S. and Fox Networks Group named Julia K. Rao as Chief Financial Officer. Rao will report to NGC CEO Courteney Monroe and Fox Networks Group EVP and CFO Del Mayberry.
“Julia’s background as a respected financial leader coupled with her incredible instincts make her the perfect addition to our senior team at National Geographic Channels as we strive to move this business forward as a leader in nonfiction entertainment programming,” said Monroe.
“Julia has an extensive and proven track record with market leaders in the media and entertainment industry, and we’re pleased to have her bring her financial expertise to Fox and National Geographic Channels as a vital business and strategic partner,” said Mayberry.
Rao joins NGC from 3net, a global media joint venture with Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications and IMAX Corporation, where she served as CFO. She previously worked at Discovery Communications for 17 years in a number of roles, including serving as CFO for Animal Planet, Planet Green, Discovery Health, FitTV and Discovery Kids.