Fox Broadcasting Co. continues to realign its top management team following the recent promotion of Peter Rice to Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group. After Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly last week was elevated to Chairman of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Co., the network’s President of Marketing & Communications Joe Earley is now being promoted to Chief Operating Officer for FBC. 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. “Joe is not only an inspired and creative marketing strategist, but he should own the patent on the concept of ‘team builder,’” said Reilly.
As President of Marketing & Communications, Earley orchestrated the campaigns behind the successful launches of Glee, New Girl and The X factor. Additionally, Earley created and introduced the network’s “So Fox” branding campaign. Earley joined Fox in 1994 as a Senior Publicist. Before that, he spent several years in Media Relations at HBO.