Fox Ups Two Broadcast Standards Execs

Barbara De Santis promoted to SVP broadcast standards, Fox Broadcasting and MundoFox, while Trae Williams named SVP broadcast standards and practices, Fox Broadcasting

Barbara De Santis has been promoted to senior vice president, broadcast standards for Fox Broadcasting Co. and MundoFox, and Trae Williams has been promoted to senior vice president, broadcast standards and practices (BS&P), Fox. The announcement was made by Elizabeth Casey, EVP, standards and practices, Fox Networks Group, to whom both De Santis and Williams continue to report.

De Santis is responsible for the management and supervision of the staff assigned to review comedy programming, development projects, on-air marketing materials and product integrations in accordance with government regulations and Fox guidelines.

She also assists in the formation and review of policies and guides the network’s compliance.  In her new role, De Santis recently structured and staffed the BS&P department for MundoFox, where she supervises and manages the standards review of all programming, commercials and on-air promotional materials.

De Santis served as VP, broadcast standards at Fox since coming to the network in 2005. Previously, she was a director of BS&P at the Warner Brothers Television Network for six years. De Santis received a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, and her J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law.

In his new role as SVP for Fox Broadcasting, Williams oversees broadcast standards for Fox’s alternative, drama and event series programming. This includes tentpole Fox live event programs American Idol, The X Factor and So You Think You Can Dance, as well as Fox’s NFL Super Bowl halftime shows. Williams also is responsible for broadcast standards review for the Fox drama The Following.

Williams received his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1987, his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1992, and a master’s in communications management from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Business in 1996. Prior to his start at Fox in 2006, Williams practiced law for four years at Allen Dell, P.A., in Tampa, Fla.


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