Alexander speaks for 20th as sr. vp


Chris Alexander has been promoted to senior vp corporate communications at 20th Century Fox Television.

He will continue to represent 20th TV presidents Gary Newman and Dana Walden and their senior management team as well as the studio's boutique division Fox21.

Alexander also will continue to serve as 20th TV's primary liaison to the daily trade, financial and business media as well as to various other Fox divisions, including Fox Mobile Entertainment and Licensing and Merchandising.

Additionally, Alexander oversees the publicity campaigns for such flagship 20th TV series as the Emmy-winning drama "24" and the animated hit "Family Guy." He continues to report to senior vp marketing Steven Melnick.

"As the studio has expanded and innovated in recent years -- from launching Fox21 to developing content for alternative platforms, including Web, mobile and DVD -- Chris has been an excellent communicator of our strategy both within the company and to the industry," Melnick said. "He's earned the faith and trust of Dana and Gary, both in terms of articulating strategy and implementing campaigns, and the other divisions have come to rely on him a great deal."

Alexander, who joined 20th TV's publicity department in 2000 as a manager, most recently was vp media relations.

Over the years, he has overseen publicity of such 20th TV series as David E. Kelley's "Ally McBeal" and "The Practice" as well as "Judging Amy," "Reba" and "The Simple Life."

Before coming to 20th TV, Alexander played a key part in the launch of Noggin, MTV Networks' educational channel for kids, as its first director of communications.

He began his career in the press department at ABC, where he represented the newsmagazine "20/20," publicizing dozens of Barbara Walters' memorable interviews, including her blockbuster sit-down with Monica Lewinsky.