FOX TV Stations has hired its first chief digital officer.
He’s Steve Chung, who is the Founder and (as of today) former CEO of Frankly Inc., a publicly traded cloud technology platform used by media companies to create, distribute, analyze and monetize their content across TV and digital.
“With a fresh and informed perspective, coupled with his impressive and diverse background, Steve will lead our digital strategy in a way that fuels growth and enables our stations to build and foster strong connections with our audience across multiple platforms,” said FOX TV Stations CEO Jack Abernethy.
“I am honored to take on this new role during such a pivotal time in local news and media,” said Chung. “I look forward to working with Jack and the talented team at FTS to build upon the strength of the FOX TV brand across all digital platforms and secure the station group as a dominant player in the industry.”
Since getting his undergraduate degree from Harvard, and his M.B.A. from Stanford, Chung has worked in a variety of digital positions. Earlier in his career, he was the executive producer of a weekly evening current events program for Dragon TV. He will continue to serve as an adviser to Frankly through May 2018.
FOX TV Stations owns 28 stations in 17 markets covering over 37 percent of U.S. television homes.