FOX News Names Kevin Magee Executive Vice President
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kevin Magee has been named Executive Vice President, FOX News, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FOX News and Chairman, FOX Television Stations. Magee will continue to report directly to Mr. Ailes.
“Kevin’s successful television programming background and his remarkable performance in building FOX News Radio will be instrumental in his new role of extending the FOX News brand into the future.”
In addition to continuing oversight of FOX News Radio, Magee will now be responsible for the syndicated morning show with Juliet Huddy and Mike Jerrick on FOX Television Stations. He will also serve as the executive in charge of the proposed business channel in the event distribution is secured for its launch.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Kevin’s successful television programming background and his remarkable performance in building FOX News Radio will be instrumental in his new role of extending the FOX News brand into the future.”
Magee was named senior vice president of FOX News Radio in 2005, as well as chairman of the FOX News Programming Council, which launched to create and coordinate programming between radio and television. Before joining FOX News in 2001 as vice president of programming, Magee spent four years as executive producer of business news for CNBC. Prior to that, he was the senior program producer for ABC’s Good Morning America from 1991-1997. He began his career as a writer and reporter for KYW News Radio in Philadelphia and spent 10 years at ABC Radio before joining the broadcast television operation there.
Owned by News Corp, FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX News Radio and FOXNews.com, while produces FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly and FOX News Edge. FNC has been the number one cable news channel for more than four years and is available in more than 85 million homes in the United States and 84 countries internationally.