Nicole Bernard has been promoted to EVP Audience Strategy at The Fox Group, leading the charge at the department within 21st Century Fox tasked with identifying programming and operational opportunities that reflect diverse perspectives across all Fox platforms (film, broadcast and cable TV, and digital media). The move was announced by Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer, Fox Television Group.

As head of the unit as SVP since 2011, Bernard has collaborated with senior leaders across 21st Century Fox’s Los Angeles-based entertainment business units in launching strategic initiatives to ensure that policies, content and operations reflect broadening audiences. That includes launching the Fox Writer’s Intensive. Most recently, she spearheaded the 21st Century Fox Global Directors Initiative, which focuses on cultivating emerging and established directors and amplifying female perspectives across features and episodic TV. She also helped launch the Fox-HBCU Media Alliance, aimed at engaging the African-American creative and executive workforce.

Before that, Bernard headed up the broadcast standards department at Fox.