Les Eisner has joined Fox Broadcasting Co. as SVP Corporate Communications, returning to the Fox fold a decade after he did a stint on the syndication side. He will oversee corporate communications for the broadcast network, reporting to Shannon Ryan, EVP, Marketing & Communications, Fox Television Group. Eisner succeeds Gaude Paez who recently left Fox for a PR job at Hulu.
Eisner joins Fox from A+E Networks where he was VP of Corporate Communications since 2009, overseeing media relations for Lifetime and A+E Studios. He also managed numerous awards campaigns for Lifetime, which set Emmy nomination records in 2009, 2013 and 2014, and landed its first Peabody Award nomination and AFI Award Television Program of the Year honor – both for breakout drama UnReal.
Before his stint at A+E Networks, Eisner served as EVP at The Lippin Group from 2007-2009. There, he handled Starz Entertainment and Starz Media, Mar Vista Entertainment, Granada America (now ITV America), Kodak Digital Cinema, the Independent Film & Television Alliance and the American Film Market.
Prior to The Lippin Group, from 2004 to 2007, Eisner was VP of Media Relations at 20th Television and MyNetworkTV, overseeing corporate communications and program publicity activities for all of 20th Television’s first-run and off-network syndicated series. In conjunction with Fox Television Stations, he also was involved with all press initiatives for the 2006 launch of MyNetworkTV.
Eisner began his corporate communications career at The Lippin Group in 1994, when he started as an assistant and rose to EVP in 2003.