Sharri Berg has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of News and Operations for the FOX Television Stations (FTS) group, announced FOX Television Stations CEO and FOX News Co-President, Jack Abernethy. Berg will oversee all initiatives and talent development for news programs on FTS. In addition, she will retain her current responsibilities at the Fox News Channel (FNC).
In making the announcement, Abernethy stated, “Over the past 11 years with FTS, Sharri has been an invaluable member of our executive team and has created a robust, efficient and powerful network of shared resources with FOX News. She is a unique leader whose innovative and strategic management approach will ensure that the stations, as well as FOX News, continue to develop the next generation of journalists.”
Berg has worked in a dual capacity for both FOX’s cable news and broadcast divisions, beginning at FNC in 1996 and taking on the role of Senior Vice President of News Operations for FTS in 2005. Notably, she helped launch FNC nearly 20 years ago and has held key operational positions at the network throughout her tenure. She started her career there as a satellite operations manager and moved into leadership roles, which encompassed field operations and newsgathering. She has also created and managed unique news enhancement initiatives such as local news sharing and the Fox News Reporter Training Program, which just graduated its second class of multi-media reporters. A 21st Century Fox and News Corp 30-year veteran, Berg began her career with WNYW-TV as a sales assistant.
About FOX News Channel
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre. On the web at www.foxnews.com
About FOX Television Stations
FOX Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.