AMC’s Charlie Collier, and Not Gary Newman, Will Run Fox Network After the Disney Merger

He’s been named Fox’s CEO of Entertainment, starting Nov. 1

After setting most of the leadership team for New Fox—the company that will be spun off following the close of the Disney-Fox merger—earlier this month, Lachlan Murdoch had one big exec surprise up his sleeve.

AMC chief Charlie Collier will run Fox Broadcasting after the Disney deal is completed—not Gary Newman, who currently shares the job with Dana Walden and had been expected to stay and run the network post-merger.

Murdoch, who will serve as chairman and CEO of New Fox—which will include Fox Broadcasting, Fox Sports 1, Fox News and Fox Business Network—said Friday night that Collier has been named Fox’s CEO of Entertainment.

Collier, who serves as president and gm of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, will oversee the network’s entertainment strategy across live, scripted and unscripted content.



Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in