Fox promoted at MTVN Ent. group


Tony Fox has been named executive vp corporate communications at MTV Networks' Entertainment Group, which is comprised of such cable networks as Comedy Central, Spike TV and TV Land as well as the Web sites AddictingClips, AtomFilms, iFilm, GameTrailers and Xfire.

Fox will work to expand the Entertainment Group's profile among all media, including coverage of the networks' foray into digital media, and have oversight of all internal and external communications for the networks and Web sites. In addition, he oversees and implements all initiatives for consumer, trade and business media.

Fox was executive vp corporate communications at Comedy Central, based in New York. Steve Albani, vp corporate communications at Comedy Central, will assume Fox's day-to-day duties at the network.

Fox reports to Entertainment Group president Doug Herzog.

"Tony has been one of Comedy Central's key champions since it launched in 1991, bolstering our image with our viewers and building great relationships with the press, our staff and show producers," Herzog said. "His broad understanding of our business and his demonstrated ability to collaborate with all departments and networks in the MTVN family means he brings us the skills we need to further grow our business."

Fox joined Comedy Central as director of public relations. Before that, he was director of sports publicity at HBO and head of sports publicity at CBS.