Joe Earley has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) for FOX Broadcasting Company (FOX), reporting to Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment.

In his new position, Earley will play a key management role in all areas of the network, including scripted programming, casting, scheduling, research, audience strategy, digital, and business affairs, in addition to continuing oversight of marketing and communications.

Previously, Earley served as president of marketing and communications for the network, responsible for all FOX marketing functions, entertainment publicity, corporate communications and talent relations, as well as creative services, the company’s internal corporate marketing, promotion and special projects arm.