Fox Names Dan Harrison Executive VP of Scheduling
CBS exec replaces Preston Beckman as net's head scheduler
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/19/2012 3:00:00 PMwho was recently named a senior strategist at Fox.
Harrison will be in charge of strategic program planning and scheduling, reporting to Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly. Beckman assumes his new role in June, after which Harrison will assume full day-to-day scheduling responsibilities.
Harrison joins Fox from CBS, where he was senior VP of strategic development tasked with identifying growth opportunities for the network. Before that he was senior VP of the Emerging Networks Group at NBC Cable and held senior program planning roles at Bravo, Fox Sports Group and NBC Entertainment (where he previously worked with Beckman).
"Dan is not only a proven strategic scheduling executive, but he also brings invaluable expertise in emerging networks to Fox," said Reilly in a statement. "With his program planning experience across broadcast, cable and sports entertainment, and his background in digital and mobile platforms, Dan is the ideal guy to step into this role as we continue to drive the industry forward."
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