Gary Newman, until March 2019, oversaw Fox Television Group, a consortium of media and content creation companies, which included broadcast network Fox Broadcasting Company (FBC); broadcast and cable production studios 20th Century Fox Television (TCFTV) and Fox 21 Television Studios; licensing division Fox Consumer Products; and syndication supplier of off-network programming, Twentieth Television.
Newman joined Fox in 1990 to run business affairs at 20th Century Fox Television, ultimately rising to Executive Vice President and the company’s top-ranking business officer before being appointed President of the studio in 1999. During his tenure, 20th became a leading supplier to multiple networks and platforms, dominating awards races and serving as a significant profit driver to Fox Filmed Entertainment.
In January 2017, Newman received NATPE’s Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award for his contribution to the industry. In October 2015, Newman was named MIPCOM’s “Personality of the Year,” in honor of the global impact of his programming. He was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable’s Television Hall of Fame, and was named “Showman of the Year” by Variety and “Television Showman of the Year” by the Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild.
Newman is a member of the Los Angeles Board of Governors of the Paley Center for Media, the Entertainment Industry Board of Advisors of the NAACP, and the Advisory Council of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society, and currently serves on the boards of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, Chrysalis and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.