Fox Bolsters Development & Programming Team With Funny or Die’s Conor Welch, Veteran Beth Miyares

Miyares returns to Fox in role of SVP, Drama Development & Programming from CBS Television Studios

Fox Broadcasting Company has two new faces coming aboard, though one is already familiar.

Programming executive Beth Miyares is returning to Fox in the role of senior vice president, Drama Development & Programming, and film executive Conor Welch joins Fox as vice president, Comedy Development & Programming.

Miyares will report to Terence Carter; Welch will report to Suzanna Makkos.

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Miyares joins Fox from CBS Television Studios, where she served as vice president, Drama Development. At CBS Television Studios, she oversaw pilot development and production of “Hawaii 5-0,” “Elementary,” and “Blue Bloods,” among others. Prior to that, she was vice president of Current Programming at Fox.

Before joining Fox, Welch was head of Feature Film for comedy video website Funny or Die.

The hires come less than a week after Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly announced he is exiting the company. No successor has been named yet for Reilly, who departs in June — but a replacement is expected before his final day.

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“As our drama offerings continue to grow in number, quality and scope, it’s vital that we have a strong core of proven senior leaders to help nurture the series and support the creators every step of the way,” said Carter. “Beth is a gifted creative executive with years of experience shaping and growing hits, from both a network and studio perspective, which makes her the perfect fit to round out our drama leadership team.”

“Conor is an incredible creative mind and brings a wealth of comedy expertise and talent relationships to our team,” said Makkos. “With a pedigree from Funny or Die and Red Hour Films, Conor is exactly the type of executive we were looking for, and we’re so happy to welcome him to the Fox family.”