In a release put out late Wednesday afternoon, Fox News announced the promotion of two executives in the network’s hard news division.
According to the release, Michael Clemente has been promoted to executive vice president of news editorial at Fox News, where had been serving as senior vice president of news editorial for the network since February 2009. Prior to that, Clemente had spent 27 years at ABC News, where he served as senior broadcast producer for “20/20” with John Stossel, Elizabeth Vargas and Barbara Walters.
“Michael Clemente is one of the most seasoned television news executives in the business,” Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said. “He continues to have the mindset of both a journalist and the instincts of a television programmer which have served the network very well during his tenure.”
Fox News also announced that John Moody, currently the CEO of Newscore — which is the wire services for Fox News’ parent company, NewsCorp — will return to Fox News as executive editor and executive vice president.
“John’s extensive experience in news for the past several decades, both in television and in print, remain unmatched in the industry,” Ailes said of Moody. “John helped us become the No. 1 news network and I look forward to working closely with him again.”
Before serving at Newscore, Moody was the executive vice president of news editorial at Fox News. Prior to that, he spent more than a decade at Time magazine as both a writer and bureau chief.