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Fox Networks President to Step Down

Aug 16, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The president and chief operating officer of Fox Networks will step down from his position, Fox owner News Corp. said in a statement. Bloomberg reports that David Haslingden will leave the job at the end of this year and will return to his homeland of Australia.

Haslingden has held the role since January 2011 and said he’s leaving to spend more time with his family. His departure marks the latest management change since News Corp. said in June that it will split its entertainment businesses from its publishing companies.

"My family is by far my greatest love, and being away from them for almost two years is long enough,” Haslingden said in a statement. “I’m delighted to be on my way home.”

Haslingden has overseen business development, finance, legal ad sales and corporate functions, and has helped expand News Corp.’s international television business to more than 350 channels in 55 countries, the piece adds.

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