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Dan Harrison has been named executive vp scheduling at Fox, filling a position Preston Beckman announced he would vacate in June.
“Dan is not only a proven strategic scheduling executive, but he also brings invaluable expertise in emerging networks to Fox,” said the network’s entertainment chief Kevin Reilly, to whom Harrison will report.
He added, “With his program planning experience across broadcast, cable and sports entertainment, and his background in digital and mobile platforms, Dan is the ideal guy to step into this role as we continue to drive the industry forward.”
This is a reunion for Harrison and Beckman, who will transition to a senior strategy role across the Fox Networks Groups when the current season wraps. “While at NBC I hired Dan to be my sidekick and I am thrilled that he was interested in reuniting,” said Beckman, adding: “Dan is passionate about television and a true broadcaster. His addition to a veteran, dedicated scheduling team will ensure FBC’s long term success.”
In his previous role, Harrison served as senior vp strategic development at CBS Corp. Prior to that, he was svp of NBC Cable’s emerging networks group, where he launched and managed all aspects of various digital cable and mobile networks, including Sleuth, Chiller and Universal HD.
Harrison began his career at Twentieth Century Fox TV syndication in the Creative Services Group and then served as a programming analyst at Twentieth TV.
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