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Sharri Berg Promoted to COO of News, Operations at Fox TV Stations

Exec has been with the company for 30 years

Sharri Berg has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of news and operations for the Fox Television Stations, 21st Century Fox announced Monday.

The 30-year veteran of Fox will remain in her current role of running news operations at Fox News Channel.

Berg is the latest longtime Fox exec to take on a larger role with the new senior leadership team and management structure in the wake of Fox News boss Roger Ailes’ forced resignation in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal.

Last week, Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine were named co-presidents of Fox News, reporting directly to Fox News Channel executive chairman Rupert Murdoch.

Berg helped launch Fox News back in 1996 and has worked for both the channel and the company’s broadcast division in various capacities. In 2005, she was named senior vice president of news operations of Fox Television Stations.

“Over the past 11 years with FTS, Sharri has been an invaluable member of our executive team and has created a robust, efficient and powerful network of shared resources with Fox News. She is a unique leader whose innovative and strategic management approach will ensure that the stations, as well as Fox News, continue to develop the next generation of journalists,” Abernethy said in a statement.

Berg started her career there as a satellite operations manager and moved into leadership roles, which encompassed field operations and news gathering.

She has also created and managed unique news enhancement initiatives such as local news sharing and the Fox News Reporter Training Program, which just graduated its second class of multi-media reporters.