Fox Ups Government Relations Execs Kristopher Jones, Jamie Gillespie

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Fox Corp. has named Kristopher Jones executive VP and head of government relations, based in Washington. He had been senior VP, government relations.

He reports to Viet Dinh, chief legal and policy officer.

In addition, Jamie Gillespie has been named executive VP of government relations.

Both Jones and Gillespie are formerly with the National Association of Broadcasters.

Jones has been with Fox (formerly 21st Century Fox) and parent News Corp. for a dozen years, dealing with retransmission consent issues, mergers and acquisitions, tax, First Amendment issues and other matters. Before that, he was VP of communications for the NAB.

Before joining Fox in 2017, Gillespie was VP of government relations for the NAB. Before that, he was a congressional staffer working with then-Sens. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.). ■

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.