FNC’s John Moody Moves to News Corp., Michael Clemente to Oversee Editorial

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Moody_4.14.jpgBreaking: TVNewser has learned John Moody, the executive VP of News-editorial for Fox News Channel is leaving the network for a position with FNC-parent News Corp.

Moody, known for sending out a daily editorial note to the staff, made the announcement in that note this morning.

“This is the last editorial note I’ll be writing,” he wrote. Moody announced that beginning today he is taking a new job with parent company News Corp. Moody expressed his gratitude to FNC founder and chairman Roger Ailes and to News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch.

Michael Clemente, who joined Fox News from ABC in February, will oversee daily editorial duties for the network.

> More: In his note, Moody writes how Fox News transformed from a “laughable fantasy” into “the most powerful and influential news network in America.” About his daily editorial notes, Moody said the intent was to “communicate with all of you” to “coordinate our efforts.” Some of those notes were leaked during the 2004 election. About that, Moody writes, “some outsiders” claimed the intent of the notes was to “exert control” over what was produced. Finally, to the staff he writes about how proud he was to have worked with all of them.