Fox Entertainment has found its new chief operating officer in former Sony Pictures Television ad sales chief Amy Carney.
As COO, Carney will oversee research, strategy and operations for the media company—which, as part of Fox Corp., was spun off as a standalone company in March before the Disney-Fox deal closed—and report to Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier.
In a statement, Collier called her “a smart, sophisticated leader whose passion and professionalism I’ve admired for years. No matter the role, department or platform, Amy has helped build businesses; broadly elevated thinking and process; and grown meaningful internal and external partnerships. Her arrival marks yet another important step in the building of this new company. We are immediately better for her presence.”
Prior to arriving at Fox, Carney was president of advertising sales, strategy and research at Sony Pictures Television. She had joined Sony in 2003, was named ad sales chief in 2007 and added research and strategy oversight in 2012. Carney previously held positions at Univision Online and Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch.
Despite her advertising background, Carney will not be involved in ad sales as part of her new COO role. Fox Corp. ad sales chief Marianne Gambelli oversees ad sales for Fox Entertainment, Fox News and Fox Sports.
Fox made the announcement about Carney’s new role ahead of its Wednesday appearance at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Los Angeles.