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Fox Sports Media Groups Ups Brodkin to EVP, Business, Legal Affairs

Fox Networks Group has promoted Karen Brodkin to executive vice president, business and legal affairs for Fox Sports Media Group,

The promotion follows the company's restructuring of the business and legal affairs department in June 2011, a move aimed at uniting the department and broadcast standards team.

Reporting to Fox Networks Group executive vice president and general counsel Rita Tuzon, Brodkin will continue to work closely with Fox Sports Media co-presidents Randy Freer and Eric Shanks. In addition to her continued oversight of local media rights agreements between Fox Sports Network and professional league partners, she will manage a legal team that works to negotiate FSMG's professional and collegiate media rights acquisitions, as well as production, programming and talent agreements.

"Karen is a key executive in our sports group and brings not only her legal expertise but important business relationships across the spectrum of our sports world," Tuzon said in announcing the promotion. "I am very pleased that her contributions to the Fox Sports Media Group are recognized with this well-deserved promotion."