Kevin Magee was named senior VP of Fox News Radio. In this capacity, Magee, who succeeds Jack Abernathy, who was recently named CEO of Fox Stations Inc., is responsible for all radio expansion, including programming and new business for the radio division.
Magee reports directly to Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.
Magee, who will maintain his title as VP of news programming, was also named chairman of the Fox News programming council, which is being launched to create and coordinate programming between radio and television.
“Kevin has been instrumental in bolstering Fox News’ programming and I’m pleased to have him running the radio division,” said Ailes in a prepared statement. “He is a dedicated, experienced executive who will be an asset in heading the expansion of the Fox News brand.”
“It feels great to return to my roots in radio,” said Magee. “I look forward to bringing the network’s success to radio and to increasing its presence on another platform.”
Magee began his career in radio as a writer/reporter for KYW Newsradio in 1976 and also spent 10 years as a senior editor for ABC Radio, beginning in 1980.
He switched to the TV side in 1990, serving as producer for ABC. He won an Emmy for his work as senior broadcast producer during his 1991-97 tenure at the alphabet network’s Good Morning America.
He then worked as executive producer, business news at CNBC from 1997-2001, before joining Fox in 2001 as vice president of news programming.