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David Hill to Leave 21st Century Fox

Following the news that Rupert Murdoch would relinquish his post as CEO of 21st Century Fox to his son James, another longtime Fox employee will be leaving as well.

David Hill, who has served as senior executive vice president for 21st Century Fox and as chairman of National Geographic Channels U.S., will step down in July to launch a production company, Hilly, which will focus on live TV, reality shows and digital investments, which will be backed by Fox.

“David is a dynamic and imaginative leader who has changed the experience of nearly all major sports on three continents,” Murdoch said in a statement. “Whether it was launching Sky Television, the Fox Network, Fox Sports or the Regional Sports Networks, we owe him an enormous debt for his nearly thirty years of contributions.”

While Hill has served in a senior executive role with 21st Century the past few years, he is known primarily as the architect of Fox Sports.

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