Richard Friedel is the Executive Vice President and General Manager for FOX Networks Engineering & Operations, the 21st Century Fox unit responsible for engineering, operations and technology supporting FOX’s national and regional television businesses. He manages the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles, which provides facilities and technical services for FOX Broadcasting Co., FOX Sports, FOX Cable Networks Group, Fox International Channels and the Twentieth Television syndication division. In addition, Mr. Friedel is in charge of the Fox Network Center-Houston, home of FOX Sports’ regional networks.
Prior to FOX Networks Engineering & Operations, Mr. Friedel was a member of the team that launched FOX News Channel.
Before joining FOX, Mr. Friedel served in various positions at Capital Cities/ABC, NBC News and several television and radio stations.
Mr. Friedel is a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and a member of the Audio Engineering Society, Society of Broadcast Engineers and Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers. He serves as President of the Video Services Forum, President of the North American Broadcasters Association, is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society Administrative Committee and is Chairman of the Advanced Television Systems Committee.