Lucy Hood Named TV Academy President, COO

Former News Corp. Exec Replaces Retiring Perris 6/21/2013 6:55 AM Eastern

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Thursday named Lucy Hood its president and COO, replacing Alan Perris, who announced his retirement earlier this month.

Hood is currently executive director of the Institute for Communication Technology management at the University of Southern California and was previously president of Fox Mobile Entertainment and senior VP at News Corporation.

In her new role, she will report to Television Academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum and Foundation chairman Jerry Petry, working on new strategies and business development and will be responsible for day-to-day operations. Perris will continue with the Academy through the end of the year as a consultant to help with the transition and retain staff oversight for this year's Emmy telecast.

"Lucy is an incredibly smart and forward thinking executive who we believe is the perfect fit for the Television Academy," said Rosenblum and Petry in a joint statement. "Her leadership along with knowledgeable background in new media is exactly the type of president/COO that the Academy requires as our organization looks toward the future of television."

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