Fox’s Fox upped to sr. veep

She'll oversee business affairs for FBC

HOLLYWOOD — Karen Fox has been promoted from VP to senior VP, business affairs, at Fox Broadcasting Co. She reports to Ira Kurgan, exec VP of network business operations in charge of business affairs.

In her new post, Fox will continue to negotiate talent agreements, pilot and series license fees and development agreements, as well as business affairs issues for continuing series, including “Ally McBeal,” “X-Files,” “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Melrose Place.”

Fox joined Fox as manager of contract administration in August 1987. She became director of business affairs and administration in April 1989 and was later named executive director. In 1994 she was named VP, business affairs.

Fox began her career as the general manager of a Philadelphia-based homevideo distribution company.