He will oversee all corporate communications and public relations functions for Fox Television Stations and Fox News.
Fox has promoted Brian Lewis to executive vice president, corporate communications for Fox Television Stations, which includes Twentieth Television, and Fox News.
In this new capacity, he will oversee all corporate communications and public relations functions for the television and online divisions of Fox Television Stations, as well as the television, radio and online sectors of Fox News, which will encompass the proposed business network if launched. Lewis will also serve as a senior adviser to Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox Television Stations and chairman and CEO of Fox News and continue to report directly to him.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Brian is one of the best corporate communications professionals in the business. He has met with unparalleled success in helping to build and maintain the integrity of the Fox News brand from its infancy. I look forward to him doing the same for the Stations Group and Twentieth Television with his newly added responsibilities.”
Prior to his promotion, Lewis was the senior vice president, corporate communications at Fox News since 2000. He was one of the first employees hired by Ailes at Fox, joining the company in April 1996, seven months prior to the launch of Fox News Channel. In that job, Lewis oversaw the public relations strategy for the launch and positioning of FNC.
Before joining Fox News, he was vice president, media relations and corporate communications at CNBC for five years. Lewis joined CNBC after its merger with the Financial News Network, where he was director of media relations. Previously, he held senior public relations roles at Rubenstein Associates and Wishner Communications.