p One of 21st Century Fox’s two ad sales chief vacancy has been filled.
Fox News has picked Marianne Gambelli, Horizon Media’s chief investment officer, to replace Paul Rittenberg, who announced last February he would be stepping down after more than two decades on the job.
As president of advertising sales, she’ll oversee sales for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network and start on May 22.
“We are delighted to add Marianne to our executive management team,” said Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman, 21st Century Fox, in a statement.
“Her reputation for client management, along with her ability to monetize investments, seek out new and emerging technologies and create innovative media partnerships has made her a leader in the industry.”
Gambelli, who will only be the second ad sales chief in Fox News history, said in a statement, “I’m proud to be representing the powerful Fox News brand and I am beyond excited to lead a very talented sales team to capitalize on this new era in news.”