David Haslingden to Step Down as President and COO of Fox Networks

Division's Peter Rice in charge after last month's reorg

Fox Networks Group chairman David Haslingden is set to step down at the end of the calendar year, News Corp. announced today. Haslingden has been president and COO of the division—which includes FX, National Geographic Channel, NatGeo Wild, Fuse and Fox's international channels—since January 2011. He will return to Australia.