Kevin Reilly, formerly the entertainment president of Fox Broadcasting Company, has been promoted to chairman of entertainment, Fox Networks Group chairman and CEO Peter Rice announced Monday.
In his new role, Reilly will oversee all programming, scheduling, marketing, research, digital and business affairs at the network.
“Kevin is a uniquely gifted executive with the strong strategic vision and creative instincts to ensure that Fox continues to drive the future of our industry,” Rice said. “We are incredibly fortunate to have him here and thrilled he will be with us for many more years.”
Under Reilly's tenure, the network has launched such hits as "Glee" and "New Girl."
Reilly joined Fox in 2007. Prior to that, he served as president of entertainment for NBC, where he introduced series such as "The Office," "30 Rock," "The Biggest Loser" and "Friday Night Lights." He also served as president of entertainment for FX, an as president of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment.
“I am grateful to Peter for extending my role at Fox, where I'm inspired every day by the incredible leadership of [president of marketing & communications] Joe Earley, [president of alternative entertainment] Mike Darnell and our entire team at the network — as well as the leadership above us at News Corporation,” Reilly said. “This is a transformative time in our industry -– one that presents huge opportunities – and we intend for FOX, and all of our programming, to remain the gold standard for innovation.”