MySpace Deal Engineer Leaves Fox — But Not His 69 Friends

Ross Levinsohn, one of the key engineers of Rupert Murdoch‘s $580 million MySpace acquisition, is leaving his post as president and CEO of Fox Interactive Media after two years on the job. And, naturally, Levinsohn used MySpace to alert his 69 friends of his career change:

So, as some of you may have read or heard, i’m leaving Fox. Where better to post than here. Stay tuned to what’s next. It’s been an awesome two years building Fox Interactive Media, and the company is in great shape for the future. There is a whole world out there to explore.

In a symbolic gesture, Levinsohn, a 43-year-old Gemini, also posted a classic Jack Nicholson video clip from A Few Good Men (“Excuse me, I didn’t dismiss you”) and the Allman Brothers’ “Midnight Rider” on his MySpace page.

Levinsohn — whose favorite movies include Godfather and “Goodfellows” — still appears to have faith in new media:

Who I’d like to meet:
Anyone. You never know where the future of the Internet is going, and I think the future is going to come from someone on My Space, so bring it on.

  • Ross Levinsohn [MySpace]