Suzanne Scott Named CEO of Fox News

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Jack Abernethy will remain CEO of Fox Television Stations, and Jay Wallace will serve as president of Fox News.

Suzanne Scott has been promoted to serve as chief executive officer of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, it was announced Thursday morning. She had served as president of programming for both networks.

The announcement was made by Lachlan Murdoch, who on Wednesday was named chairman and CEO of what will become New Fox once Disney’s acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox goes through. Scott will report to Murdoch and his father, Rupert Murdoch, who is slated to serve as co-chairman of the new company.

“Suzanne has been instrumental in the success of FOX News and she has now made history as its first female CEO,” Lachlan Murdoch said in a prepared statement.

He continued: “Her vision and innovation have helped create some of the most popular and lucrative primetime programs on cable and as we embark on the era of the proposed New Fox, I am confident that Suzanne’s leadership will ensure the dominance of both FOX News & FBN for years to come.”

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