Fox Broadcasting Co., which has been rebuilding its top management lineup, has named a new chief operating officer, Deadline.com reports.
The company is promoting Joe Earley, currently president of marketing and communications, to the post.
The move follows the recent promotion of Peter Rice to chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group and last week’s announcement that Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly was stepping up to become chairman of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Co.
Deadline reports: “In the new position, Earley will be involved in scripted programming, casting, scheduling, research, audience strategy, digital, and business affairs, in addition to continuing oversight of marketing and communications. He will continue to report to Reilly, along with Mike Darnell, president of Alternative Entertainment.
Earley was behind successful launches for shows including “Glee,” “New Girl” and “The X Factor,” the report notes. He also was behind the “So Fox” branding initiative.
Said Reilly: “Joe is not only an inspired and creative marketing strategist, but he should own the patent on the concept of ‘team builder.’”