Sharri Berg, a veteran executive who has held senior roles at both Fox News Channel and Fox Television Stations, has been named chief operating officer of news and operations at Fox Television Stations, part of a shuffle of senior executives in the wake of the dismissal last month of Fox News Channel leader Roger Ailes.
Berg will l oversee all initiatives and talent development for news programs at the TV-station unit of 21st Century Fox, which consists of 28 stations in 17 markets and covers more than 37% of U.S. television homes. She is expected to retain her current responsibilities at the Fox News Channel, where she is senior vice president of news operations.
At the Fox stations, she will report to Jack Abernethy, CEO of the station group and co-president of Fox News Channel. Abernethy and Fox News executive Bill Shine were last week named to the co-president roles at the cable-news outlet, filling out senior roles that had been filled by Ailes, who left the company in the wake of an internal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment at the unit. Ailes has denied all the charges. Abernethy will oversee the cable network’s business operations, while Shine will supervise its programming.
Berg has worked for both the company’s cable news and broadcast divisions for years. She started at Fox News Channel in 1996, and rose to the position of senior vice president of news operations for Fox TV Stations in 2005. She has held key operational positions at Fox News , first serving as a satellite operations manager. She began her career with Fox’s WNYW-TV as a sales assistant.