Fox’s Liebling Headed to Universal

The executive is best known for her relationships with Hollywood’s top comedy hit-makers.

Last Updated: December 15, 2009 @ 4:23 PM

EXCLUSIVE

I’ve now confirmed that the respected Fox executive Debbie Liebling is about to the take the position of president of production at Universal, recently vacated by Donna Langley.

Liebling has been a senior production executive at Fox, where she has grown the studio’s relationships with the lucrative network of comedy writer-director-stars from Jay Roach and Ben Stiller to the Farrelly brothers to Sacha Baron Cohen.

At Fox she oversaw hits such as "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" and "Borat." 

Liebling started out as an executive at Comedy Central, where she helped develop the mega-successful South Park.

A spokeswoman for Universal declined to comment on the report.

In January 2007, Liebling was promoted President of Production for Fox Atomic, but the division was shut down early this year.