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Fox Veteran Scott Grogin to Exit As Networks Group PR Chief (EXCLUSIVE)

Scott Grogin, longtime corporate PR chief for Fox Networks Group, will exit the company at the end of this year.

Grogin has been with Fox since 2000, starting out at the Fox broadcast network. He was upped to senior VP of corporate communications for Fox Networks Group in 2008.

“For 15 years Scott has been the voice of Fox to the writers and reporters that cover the business of television. He is highly respected by media professionals, his industry peers and his colleagues at our company,” said Fox Networks Group chairman-CEO Peter Rice. “We will miss his counsel and wish him every success as he takes on new challenges.”

Grogin’s duties will now fall under the purview of 21st Century Fox corporate communications chief Julie Henderson.

Grogin is a well-liked and well-respected exec within Fox and among journalists. He’s been on the front lines of thorny industry issues ranging from retransmission consent fights and Fox’s battle against digital TV startup Aereo to a host of other governmental and legal issues. He also oversaw communications for the fast-growing Fox International Channels group. During his tenure at the network, Grogin was a key player in the launch of “American Idol,” among other shows.

In announcing his resignation, Grogin cited his gratitude for having the chance to work with senior Fox execs past and present, from Tony Vinciquerra, Peter Liguori and Gail Berman to Rice, Randy Freer, Joe Earley, Hernan Lopez and Rita Tuzon.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute I’ve been at Fox,” Grogin said. “It’s been a remarkable ride and while I’m not hanging up my spikes, I will miss working with the brilliant team here.”

Before joining Fox, Grogin spent six years with NBC and also worked for Universal Studios and PR agency Rachel McCallister and Associates.

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