Fox promoted RANDY FREER to Fox Networks Group President & COO, a move that puts the longtime Fox exec over the group's affiliate and ad sales divisions for Fox' broadcasting channel, Fox Sports, FX, Fox Int'l and National Geographic. Freer, who will continue to report to Fox Chair & CEO PETER RICE, also will continue to oversee sports rights acquisitions and team relationships. With Freer's move, ERIC SHANKS becomes Fox Sports President; he had been co-President with Freer. Shanks also will continue to report to Rice (John Ourand, Staff Writer).
EXECS: The NFL named former NFLer PATRICK KERNEY VP/Player Benefits and NFL Legends Operations (NFL)....Hawaii Pacific Univ. named VINCE BALDEMOR AD. Baldmor was President of Ahahui Koa Anuenue, the non-profit fundraising partner for Univ. of Hawaii athletics (PACIFIC BUSINESS NEWS, 10/25 issue).
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