In the newly created role, Bing will oversee all communications and media relations for Fox Networks Group supporting executive, legal, distribution, monetization, human resources and internal communications functions, in addition to handling 21CF-related matters. Based in Los Angeles, Bing reports jointly to FNG Chairman and CEO Peter Rice, President and Chief Operating Officer Randy Freer, and 21st Century Fox’s Chief Communications Officer Julie Henderson. The appointment is effective immediately.
“Jonathan is an incredibly accomplished communications executive who brings to FNG a keen understanding of our industry through his work representing and advising key stakeholders. We are confident he will be a strategic and energetic voice for our businesses as well as a valuable partner for FNG’s brands and networks,” said Peter Rice.
Bing, who replaces Fox veteran Scott Grogin in the position, most recently ran boutique PR firm Bing Communications Group, which specialized in global communications and marketing services for a range of entertainment and technology companies, filmmakers and trade organizations. Previously, he launched and ran Freud Communications’ Los Angeles Office from 2006 to 2010, overseeing strategic media relations and marketing campaigns for clients including NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Walt Disney Company. He started his career as a columnist and editor with Variety from 2000 to 2006.