The Fox Group has promoted Nicole A. Bernard to executive vice president of audience strategy.
In the role, she will oversee the department designed to identify programming and operational opportunities that reflect diverse perspectives across all of its entertainment platforms.
“Nicole and her team continue to cultivate an incredibly productive, ongoing dialogue about who our audiences are and how to better serve them, and, more importantly, they’ve turned those conversations into action,” said Fox TV’s chief operating officer, Joe Earley, in a statement.
“With her strategic leadership, we will continue making strides in achieving a diverse mix of people and viewpoints, in front of and behind the camera, as well as within our own ranks, which is a huge priority for Fox.”
During her time as head of audience strategy, Bernard launched strategic policies, content and operations, which reflect broadening audiences. Those include the Fox Writer’s Intensive, the expansion of Fox’s annual Seizing Opportunities Forum and 21st Century Fox’s Global Directors Initiative.
Before joining Audience Strategy in 2011, Bernard headed the broadcast standards department.
Prior to Fox, she worked at New York’s Apollo Theater Foundation and was an attorney of counsel at Davis, Shapiro & Lewit, specializing in music clients and scouted for MCA Records.
She holds a B.A. in broadcast journalism/communications from Howard University and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.