Scripps Executive Amy Listerman Joins Fox News as CFO

By Chris Ariens Comment

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Amy Listerman joins Fox News Channel as chief financial officer replacing Mark Kranz who retired in the wake of Roger Ailes‘ departure last year. Kranz had been with the network since 1997.

“Amy has an impressive track record of strong controllership, leading with integrity and partnering with management on growing new revenue streams,” says FNC co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine in a statement. We look forward to implementing her expertise across all of our business units.”

Listerman joins from Scripps where she was CFO and svp of Advertising Sales. She oversaw revenue and cost management of the roughly $2 billion advertising sales division. Fox News is also seeking a new ad sales chief as Paul Rittenberg departs later this month.

Listerman also joins as the network faces an advertiser backlash related to Fox News’s biggest show. Following a report that the network and its biggest star Bill O’Reilly paid more than $13 million to settle 5 harassment suits, brands began pulling out of sponsoring The O’Reilly Factor. To date, more than 60 advertisers have said they don’t want their spots airing during O’Reilly’s show, though the network says that ad time has been scattered to other Fox News programs.

“I have always admired the strength and success of Fox News and I am very excited to join the management team and help foster the network’s growth in this new era of television,” Listerman said in a statement.

Before Scripps, which she joined in 2012, Listerman spent 11 years in ad sales strategy and business development roles at NBC Universal.

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