Wilson to Head Fox Network

It didn't take long for former NBC Enterprises president Ed Wilson to resurface.

On Tuesday, Wilson was named president of the Fox Television Network. He will report to Tony Vinciquerra, president and chief executive officer of the Fox Networks Group.

In his new job, he will be responsible for supervising affiliate relations, advertising sales, legal, broadcast standards and all Fox Entertainment Group integrated marketing operations for the network.

“Ed Wilson is one of the most gifted operational executives in the television business,” Vinciquerra said.  “His extensive sales, marketing and administrative background, as well as his close relationships with station groups, will serve him well as he helps to lead what I believe is the most impressive management team in the broadcast industry.  We’re lucky to have him join us.”

Wilson comes to Fox after resigning his post at NBC two weeks ago. Barry Wallach, EVP at NBC Enterprises, is said to be the leading candidate to replace Wilson.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for more than 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for The Global Entertainment Marketing Academy of Arts & Sciences (G.E.M.A.). She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997 - September 2002.