Moves are effective immediately, both execs will report to Dana Walden and Gary Newman
David Madden has been named president of Fox Broadcasting Group, while Joe Earley was promoted to chief operating officer for the newly formed Fox Television Group.
In their new roles — which are effectively immediately — both Madden and Earley will report in to Dana Walden and Gary Newman, who lead both the studio and the network together.
Madden’s replacement at Fox Television Studios will be named soon, Fox said on Thursday.
Earley (pictured above, left) will join the two new chiefs in the TV group’s executive suite, where he will lead strategic initiatives that oversee the development of international co-productions. Earley will continue to have direct oversight of marketing and communications, digital, multi-platform programming, research, talent relations, scheduling and audience strategy at the network.
As Fox’s Entertainment president, Madden (above, right) will take on all scripted programming and development, alternative entertainment and casting at the network.
Previously, Earley served as COO for the broadcasting group. During his 20-year tenure, Earley drove strategy behind show launches, including “Sleepy Hollow,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “New Girl,” among many others.
Madden joins the network from Fox Television Studios, where as president he oversaw scripted and unscripted programming, as well as its finance, operations and marketing divisions. Prior to that, Madden was a producer and partner with the Paramount Pictures-based Cort/Madden Company, with more than 20 films under his belt.
“We are unbelievably excited for Joe to join us in the Fox Television Group as we work to more closely align our network and studio businesses,” said Fox Television Group CEOs and Chairpersons Newman and Walden in a statement. “He is an exceptionally valuable leader within our company, with a unique ability to see the big picture, and we’re really looking forward to having him spearhead initiatives that take full advantage of the incredible opportunities across our series.”
“David is an incredible creative executive with an impeccable eye for talent who is respected tremendously by the creative community, his network and agency partners, and his colleagues alike,” the duo added. “Over his nearly 15-year tenure at Fox Television Studios, David helped transform FTVS into one of the premier brands in cable programming, and we are elated to bring his stellar expertise and reputation to the Fox network.”
Walden and Newman replaced former network chairman Kevin Reilly in July, thus forming Fox Television Group, which combined Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television.
Fox TV Group operates as a division of Fox Networks Group, which also oversees 21st Century Fox’s domestic entertainment, sports and non-fiction channels, as well as Fox International Channels’ collection of more than 300 channels worldwide.