Fox Names Stephen Wong VP Audience Strategy

As part of the company’s strengthened commitment to reflecting diverse voices and viewpoints across its programming and business operations, The Fox Group has appointed Stephen Wong as vice president of audience strategy, it was announced today by Nicole A. Bernard, SVP of audience strategy.

Audience strategy is a recently formed department at The Fox Group designed to identify programming and operational opportunities that reflect diverse perspectives and therefore drive ratings and revenue. In his new role, Wong is responsible for establishing and managing strategic partnerships both within and outside Fox to enhance the creative efforts across the company’s West Coast divisions. In addition, Wong is charged with identifying broadcast, cable, digital and film programming opportunities that are relevant to increasingly broad audiences. He reports directly to Bernard.

In addition to executive hires, the company said Bernard is expanding the reach of her team through cross-divisional dual reports in the key areas of strategic marketing, community engagement and programming to further enhance the company’s audience strategy capabilities.

Prior to joining The Fox Group, Wong was SVP and head of business development and operations at Fox LOOK, a company specializing in the international licensing and production of unscripted programming. In addition to being a business and legal-affairs consultant to a variety of companies, including Sony Pictures Television International Productions, Mark Burnett Productions, Fuse Network, Creative Contraband and F/AME, Wong was SSVP and head of business and legal affairs and acting general counsel at GRB Entertainment, producers of the Emmy-winning Intervention and other cable programs.

In addition, Wong was a business transactions associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld and served as a paralegal at DreamWorks SKG and at O’Melveny and Myers. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in both criminal justice and history from The George Washington University.

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