20th Century Fox TV Promotes HUMANITAS Studio Partner Chris Alexander
Chris Alexander has earned exec VP stripes at 20th Century Fox TV.
The studio’s long-serving corporate communications and publicity chief is one of the industry’s most respected PR mavens. He’s known for handling the round-the-clock demands of journos during pilot season with equanimity and good humor — no small feat given the competitive nature of the coverage.
Alexander also oversees talent relations, events and awards campaigns for the studio that has shepherded “Modern Family” to five consecutive best comedy series Emmy wins and racked up plenty of other kudos hardware for its wide range of shows. He spearheads communications strategies for the Fox Consumer Products division, which falls under 20th TV’s oversight.
With the promotion, Alexander will report to Joe Earley, chief operating officer of Fox Television Group. Alexander’s longtime bosses at 20th TV, Gary Newman and Dana Walden, were promoted in July to the Fox Television Group chairman-CEO posts overseeing the studio and the programming operations of the Fox broadcast network.
“This promotion recognizes the pivotal role Chris plays in communicating the studio’s growth and success under Dana Walden and Gary Newman,” Earley said. “He’s a gifted executive, valued by both the media and our producers, as a creative and enthusiastic champion of our business.”
Alexander joined 20th Century Fox TV as a manager of publicity in March 2000. Before that, he held PR posts at MTV Networks, where he launched the educational kidvid cabler Noggin, and ABC News, where he tub thumped for “20/20″ and numerous Barbara Walters interview specials.