Rita Tuzon. EVP, Business & Legal Affairs & General Counsel, Fox Networks Group. CR: FNG

Tuzon is so proficient at what she does she could probably win in court against Annalise Keating. While terms were not disclosed, Fox and DISH settled their dispute over the sat- caster’s AutoHop service. In a joint statement, the companies said that the commercial skipping feature would not be available for Fox stations until seven days after a program airs. Another Tuzon victory was success- fully leading Fox’s case against Aereo, the highly controversial TV streaming startup which subsequently filed for bankruptcy and ultimately shut down. These examples show why Tuzon has helped Fox maintain is leadership within the television industry. In addition to her tremendous legal abilities and negotiating skills, Tuzon is well-known for her desire and ability to mentor—not only her staff, but also bright young people who come from economically challenged backgrounds.

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