Fox lines up new roles for Joe Earley, David Madden

Joe Earley (pictured) will now serve as Fox Television Group's COO, while David Madden takes the helm as Fox Broadcasting Company's president of entertainment.
August 15, 2014

The new Gary Newman- and Dana Walden-run Fox Television Group (FTG) has moved Joe Earley to chief operating officer at FTG, and appointed David Madden as president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

Earley, formerly the COO of Fox Broadcasting Company, will be charged with maximizing opportunities for the 20th Century Fox Television portfolio of shows, and partnering with the studio’s development, production, business affairs, marketing and finance leads on strategic initiatives.

He will also oversee the development of international coproductions and publicity and talent relations at the studio, as well as maintaining direct oversight of marketing and communications, digital, multi-platform programming, research, talent relations, scheduling and audience strategy at the Fox network.

Earley reports to Walden and Newman, who – in a joint statement – described him as “an exceptionally valuable leader within our company, with a unique ability to see the big picture.”

Meanwhile Madden, a 15-year veteran of Fox Television Studios (FTS), replaces Kevin Reilly as Fox’s president of entertainment, assuming responsibility for scripted programming and development, alternative entertainment, and casting. He also reports to Newman and Walden.

“David is an incredible creative executive with an impeccable eye for talent who is respected tremendously by the creative community, his network and agency partners, and his colleagues alike,” added the duo. “Over his nearly 15-year tenure at Fox Television Studios, David helped transform FTS into one of the premier brands in cable programming, and we are elated to bring his stellar expertise and reputation to the FOX network.”

Both appointments are effective immediately.


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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.