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Fox Announces New Executives

Fox Broadcasting Co.'s newly appointed executive vice president of programming, Craig Erwich, has announced new senior executives for the network's drama and comedy development departments. Erwich promoted longtime Fox programming executive Peter Johnson to senior vice president, drama development, while 20th Century Fox Television executive Jeremy Gold moves over to the network as senior vice president, comedy development. Both Johnson and Gold, along with programming chief Marcy Ross, will report to Erwich. Johnson is a 13-year network veteran. He started at FOX in 1991 as a junior analyst in the network's research department, ultimately rising to director, program research, specializing in pop culture trends and research. In 1997 he became a drama development executive, was promoted to director in 1998, and vice president in mid-2000. Johnson, who helped develop such new FOX series as The O.C., Skin and Wonderfalls, is a 1988 graduate of The University of California at Berkeley and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Political Economy. Gold has been Vice President, Comedy Development at 20th Century Fox Television for the past 3 years, where he helped to develop such series as Bernie Mac, Still Standing and the new Fox comedies Luis and Arrested Development. He previously served as vice president of talent and development at Panamort Television and director of primetime casting at ABC in New York. Gold, who began his career as an actor and theatrical producer, is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.