Paul Ryan Joins Fox
One name on the board caught many by surprise: Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. (Mediaite)
Ryan was announced on Tuesday, along with investment fund CEO Anne Dias, former Twenty-First Century Fox CEO and current CEO of Formula 1 Chase Carey, and member of several media company boards and a former CEO of Telemundo Group Roland A. Hernandez. They join Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, obviously, as well as Australian businessman and member of several Murdoch boards Jacques Nasser, who was already publicly announced.
“We are thrilled to welcome our new colleagues to the Fox board,” said Lachlan Murdoch, who serves as the Fox Corp. CEO. “We look forward to working with and being guided by them as we begin a new chapter, steadfastly committed to providing the best in news, sports, and entertainment programming.”
As has been previously reported, the so-called “New Fox” is focused on the news and sports aspects of the old company’s business. News Corp, Murdoch’s other company and a prior iteration of Fox, still contains the Murdoch family’s print news and international businesses, like Sky News Australia.