No digital deal at FNG is ready to go if it hasn’t passed Reyna’s keen eye. She’s represented Fox Networks in negotiations with major cable and online video distributors to bring Fox content onto new media platforms and enable technology that delivers a more customized user experience. She does her part in preparing the next wave of professional women, as well, actively participating in mentoring programs at Fox to further develop the careers of junior executives. Although the past year has been a trying one for women, Reyna sees it as the start of a massive cultural shift. “We need to change the culture, messaging and social norms around relationships, self-image power, consent and respect,” she says.
What are your thoughts on the industry’s current response to the Me Too movement, and its treatment of men who have been accused of sexual harassing and/or assaulting women and men? Are there other steps you feel should be taken?
I have been talking to my teenage daughter about this all along, and I have two younger kids with whom I know I will have frank conversations, when they are ready. We need to change the culture, messaging and social norms around relationships, self-image, power, consent and respect. The fact that Cablefax is asking this question gives voice to the issue, and that means change is already happening.
Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
Oprah. I admire her ability to distinguish herself by being herself, and to evolve and stay relevant over time.
What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
There has been a strong emergence of new digital distribution offerings and planned offerings that did not exist three years ago. This has created new opportunities, and more uncertainty, for the existing business.