Fox News’ Tim Carry Steps Down As EVP Of Distribution

Fox News veteran Tim Carry is leaving his post as executive vice president of distribution after a distinguished 20-year career, the network said. Carry, who joined Fox News in 1996 as one of the network’s first employees, has been responsible for negotiating and securing distribution deals for the highly-rated cable news network.

Carry, who prior to Fox News worked at NBC Cable and overall has spent 35 years in the pay TV industry, will depart the network as of Nov. 11, according network officials.

 “While we would love for him to continue here and worked hard to convince him to stay, we respect his decision and are grateful for his immense dedication in making Fox News an incredibly powerful asset,” said Fox News co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine in a statement. “Over his 20-year career here, Tim has played an instrumental role in introducing both FNC and FBN to millions of viewers. His sharp negotiating skills with cable and satellite operators have led to FOX News securing the best rates in the industry.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.