Fox News Channel Streamlines Assignment Desk

By Molly Stark Dean 

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In a move meant to streamline the assignment desk, Fox News Channel is re-assigning field producer Ian Rafferty, and has named him to lead the Fox News Channel international desk, reporting to Senior News Director Mike Shapiro. More on this move, and others, in an internal memo obtained by TVNewser, after the jump.

Rafferty is the husband of Fox News overnight anchor Marianne Rafferty.

I am pleased to announce the following regarding the FNC Assignment Desk.

The Fox News Channel is updating its Assignment Desk structure. It will be streamlined and better able to provide content and direction to the many platforms of the Fox News brand.

This change comes with new managerial appointments:

National News Manager, Kristine Rosa; Affiliate Manager, William D’Elia; O & O Manager, Michael Morrison; and International Manager, Ian Rafferty.

This Team will report to Senior News Director, Mike Shapiro, a twelve year veteran of Fox News.

This new set-up will enable the Fox News Desk to further its stellar reputation as the most aggressive, responsive, and accurate newsgathering operation of its kind.

It will continue to play a pivotal role in FNC’s continued growth and success!

John Stack
VP, Newsgathering
The Fox News Channel