Bob Cook, who spent nearly a decade atop Twentieth Television, is set to top Fox’s O&O duopoly is Los Angeles. He has been hired as VP and General Manager of KTTV and KCOP, taking up the post this month.
As President of Twentieth TV from 2000-10, Cook oversaw the domestic syndication business for the Fox studios, which included off-net program sales and Twentieth’s first-run productions. He left to launch MBN Inc., an entertainment and consulting business whose clients range from program producers and TV studios and stations to brand integration, promotion and marketing companies. Before joining Twentieth, Cook did stints as EVP of CBS Enterprises and SVP at Sony’s Columbia TriStar Television.
“We are happy to welcome Bob back to Fox,” said Fox TV Stations CEO Jack Abernethy, to whom Cook will report. “We know that his experience and passion for the business will ensure the success of these important television stations.”
Said Cook: “I have always had an enormous amount of respect for Jack Abernethy and welcome the opportunity to again join his team. I relish this moment in time to help further the growth process of these stations’ market influence and prominence.”