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ESPN Names Programming and Production Executive Team

ESPN has appointed five executives to lead its programming and production team. The executives tapped Monday by ESPN president John Skipper are Stephanie Druley, senior vice president, event and studio production; Rob King, senior vice president, “SportsCenter” and news; Burke Magnus, executive vice president, programming and scheduling; Connor Schell, senior vice president, ESPN Films and… […]

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Rupert Murdoch’s Billion-Dollar Headache: Who Can Replace Roger Ailes at Fox News?

Rupert Murdoch has over the years grappled with many formidable challenges at his companies, like the decline of “American Idol” at Fox, or a phone-hacking scandal in London that forced the shuttering of his newspaper News of the World. Now he must solve a problem with considerable stakes: How will Fox News Channel operate if the man who built… […]

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Josephine Moonves, Nurse and Mother of CBS Chief, Dies at 92

Josephine Moonves, a longtime nurse and matriarch of a large family that includes sons Leslie Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corp., and Jonathan Moonves, an entertainment attorney, has died. She was 92. Moonves died Friday at UCLA Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. Known to her friends as Jo, Moonves was a healthcare professional who… […]

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Marissa Mayer Touts Yahoo ‘Progress’ in Q2 Earnings Report, in What May Be Her Last as CEO

Yahoo, in the midst of final negotiations to sell itself, reported earnings in line with Wall Street’s already lowered expectations for the second quarter of 2016, while embattled CEO Marissa Mayer said the company has made strides on both cutting costs and in talks with prospective buyers. The earnings report could be the last for Yahoo — as… […]

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Ron Meyer Re-Ups at NBCUniversal Through 2021

NBCUnviersal vice chairman Ron Meyer, the respected former super agent-turned-studio boss, has signed a new five-year contract to continue on in his role helping run Universal Pictures, along with the studio chair Donna Langley and with Jeff Shell, chairman of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. Meyer’s previous five-year pact with NBC-Uni had been set to expire… […]

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