Rob Wade has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Fox Entertainment, effective immediately, it was announced by Lachlan Murdoch, Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Corporation. Wade most recently served as President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials of Fox Entertainment.
In this role, Wade and his team will guide one of the world’s most recognizable media brands and content producers with Fox broadcast network as its centerpiece. Fox Entertainment includes an expanding portfolio of owned content studios, including award-winning animation house Bento Box Entertainment, TMZ, MarVista Entertainment, and Studio Ramsay Global. Fox Entertainment also includes the in-house unscripted studio Fox Alternative Entertainment, scripted content creator Fox Entertainment Studios, Blockchain Creative Labs, and the worldwide content sales unit Fox Entertainment Global.
“Since the formation of Fox Entertainment, Rob has been an integral part of the leadership team responsible for delivering on its long-term strategy of creating an independent media company built on broadcast, developing an owned content portfolio and maintaining a disciplined in-house infrastructure. Given Rob’s sharp creative instincts and proven operational acumen, he is well-suited to lead Fox Entertainment in what promises to be an exciting next chapter in its rich history,” Murdoch commented.
“I am honored to be entrusted with leading Fox Entertainment into the future with an exceptionally talented team, whom I know very well, as we build and expand on Fox’s legacy of storytelling excellence, entrepreneurial energy and innovation. It is a transformative time across the global entertainment landscape, presenting limitless opportunity and, above all, creativity, making the outlook ahead bright and exhilarating,” Wade declared.
In his previous role, Wade had oversight of the network’s unscripted programming, specials and alternative development slate, as well as the company’s in-house production unit, Fox Alternative Entertainment. During his tenure, the network has launched several hit unscripted series, including the singing competition hit “The Masked Singer,” “Crime Scene Kitchen,” “LEGO Masters,” and “Next Level Chef.”
It is a transformative time across the global entertainment landscape, presenting limitless opportunity and, above all, creativity, making the outlook ahead bright and exhilarating.” Rob Wade Chief Executive Officer of Fox Entertainment