Flood named vp for Fox News, biz net


NEW YORK -- Veteran industry executive Bob Flood has been named to a key position at Fox News and Fox Business Network.

Flood was named vp, integrated sales and insights for the company and will sell its TV and digital assets plus be in charge of the business channel's Dow Jones partnership and advertising vehicles.

Flood will report to Paul Rittenberg, senior vp advertising sales for the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. He had been senior vp at MTV Networks before that and for three years was executive vp, director of electronic media and chief strategist at media buyer Optimedia International.

He has also been a network buyer at DFS-Dorland, a network supervisor at N.W. Ayer and was associate director of national broadcast and vp of national broadcast at DeWitt Media.

"Bob has flourished everywhere he has worked and I expect he'll be a great help to us in continuing to grow our business in 2008," Rittenberg said.