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

Years in Cable: 19

Education: BA, Human Biology, Stan- ford University; JD, UC Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law

One Word that Best Describes Me: Straightforward

No grass grows under Tuzon’s feet. She led the Fox legal challenge regarding DISH’s Hopper, and successfully represented Fox in WNET vs. Aereo, one of the most high-profile and closely watched copyright lawsuits affecting the television industry. She also oversaw the business and legal efforts to launch FOX Sports 1 and FXX, as well as securing Fox’s partnership with the Yankees for the YES Network. Along with her legal savvy at the office, Tuzon is also well-known for her ability and desire to mentor—not only her staff, but also bright young people who come from economically challenged backgrounds.

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: DAI becoming a reality

What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? Inevitable

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “The Office” reruns with my teenager – evergreen!

My first job: Tutoring geometry

Favorite charity event I work with: Legal Aid Foundation’s Access to Justice gala

“Star Trek” celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. So if Mr. Spock’s motto is “Live Long and Prosper,” mine is… The same… “Live Long and Prosper.” My brother is the original Trekkie, I can’t answer otherwise.

If this election year was a reality TV series, it would be called… “Nightmare on Main Street”

Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Hoverboard—until it catches fire

My typical breakfast is: Iced Venti 7 pump soy Chai

My Starbucks order: See typical breakfast

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