Fox News announced some major changes this week as they revealed plans to add a new division to focus on long-form specials as part of a restructuring announced by the network on Thursday.
Michael Clemente, who has managed news at Fox since 2009, will move to being the executive vice president of news specials to develop long-form programming and special live events.
“Michael’s wide-ranging broadcast background is perfect for this position — I’m confident that his extensive experience in long-form producing will result in development and execution of high quality specials,” said Fox chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, according to Western Journalism.
Jay Wallace has been promoted to executive vice president of news and editorial, and he will supervise political coverage as well as the network’s news programming for the daytime weekday and weekend slots.
“Jay’s television journalism acumen has played a major role in the success of Fox News throughout his nearly 20 years here and his leadership during the current election season has especially stood out,” Ailes said. “He’s both liked and respected throughout the newsroom and I’m certain he’ll excel in this position.”
John Stack has been promoted to senior vice president of news gathering, and he will report directly to Wallace while managing Fox’s largest news bureaus.
The new unit for long-form specials will reportedly feature Peter Boyer, Fox News editor-at-large; Pamela Browne, senior executive producer and director of long-form series & specials; Martin Hinton, executive producer; and Clay Rawson, specials director of development. John Stossel’s quarterly specials will fall under the new division.
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