Fox Networks Group Streamlines Global Business Affairs for Fox Sports

Fox Networks Group is expanding the portfolio of Claudia Teran, promoting the veteran business affairs exec to general counsel of Fox Sports.

The move expands Teran’s turf to include all global business and legal affairs for Fox Sports, giving her oversight of the legal and biz affairs teams tasked with cutting sports rights and affiliate pacts for various Fox entities around the world. Teran previously supervised all international sports deals for Fox Sports in her role as exec vp and deputy general counsel for Fox Networks Group.

Teran has served as the No. 2 exec to FNG exec VP and general counsel Rita Tuzon since 2011. Tuzon is one of the most influential behind-the-scenes execs in driving Fox’s global TV strategy with 21st Century Fox COO Chase Carey and FNG boss Peter Rice.

“Claudia has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to ensure that both the company and our team, league, association, and conference partners benefit fully from our efforts,” Tuzon said. “In a new and expanding multi-platform world she and her tremendous team will play an even more vital role as we expand our ability to bring the most exciting live sports coverage to every corner of the globe.”

Teran’s promotion fills the void left at Fox Sports by the departure of Karen Brodkin, who was named prexy of business affairs for IMG last month.

Before joining Fox in 2000, Teran was a transactional attorney at Sidley & Austin.

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