Fox News Appoints Kevin Lord HR EVP

The former Tegna and NBCU executive will oversee human resources for Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and their digital operations.


Fox News today named Kevin Lord the executive vice president of human resources. He will oversee the entire HR division for Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and each of the corresponding digital operations. He will begin his new role on Jan. 16, 2017.

Prior to being named to this position, Lord was the SVP and chief human resources officer at Tegna Inc. and a member of the company’s leadership team since 2012. While there, he oversaw employee relations, performance management, employee development, total rewards administration, diversity and inclusion for a workforce of more than 10,000. 

In making the announcement, Fox News Co-Presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine said in a joint statement: “Kevin is an extremely well-rounded executive who recognizes the essential role that Human Resources plays, having held high profile positions at major media companies and GE. His long and impressive track record in this arena will be a valuable addition to our management team and we look forward to him implementing key programs reflecting his core vision for employees.”

Lord added, “I am thrilled to be joining the Fox News. I have always admired the brand and look forward to building on its strong legacy as we attract, develop and retain the best employees in the industry. I am also passionate about employee engagement and am eager to begin initiating strategic HR programs across all Fox News platforms.”

Throughout his career, Lord has specialized in HR transformation within new management structures. Before joining TEGNA, he was the EVP of human resources for NBC News and was the HR integration leader during NBCUniversal’s transition from General Electric to Comcast ownership. His initial role at NBCU was SVP of human resources for its integrated media and international divisions prior to the Comcast ownership.

Before moving to NBC, Lord held several HR leadership positions with General Electric, including chief human resources officer for GE Plastics, GE corporate HR leader for commercial and communications, SVP of human resources for GE Vendor Financial Services, as well as various HR roles at GE Aviation.


Lord began his career in human resources at Burlington Industries, later moving on to

similar positions at Hewlett-Packard, Colgate-Palmolive and Roche.

A graduate of State University of New York at Brockport with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Lord went on to receive his master’s degree in human resources from the University of South Carolina.

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