The Full Wiki

More info on Peter Chernin

Peter Chernin: Map


Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:

Peter Chernin (Russian: Пётр Чернин, or Pyotr Chernin, born May 29, 1951) was until June 30, 2009 President and Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation, and Chairman and CEO of Fox Entertainment Group. He is also a Corporate Director for American Express.

Life and career

Chernin was born in Harrison, New Yorkmarker. He earned a B.A. in English literature from UC Berkeleymarker. According to The New York Times he is a major fund raiser for Senator Hillary Clinton.

Chernin is currently a board member of Malaria No More, a New York-based nonprofit that was launched at the 2006 White Housemarker Summit with the goal of ending all deaths caused by malaria.

Widely considered one of the most powerful media executives in the world, Chernin has been credited in particular with the success of Fox's cable operations. Prior to joining Fox, Chernin was president and COO of Lorimar Film Entertainment. His other executive roles include positions at Showtime/The Movie Channel, Warner Books and St. Martin's Press.

It was rumored in the media that he will leave his current position at News Corp. by June 2009, when his contract expires, and replaced in his current position by James Murdoch, the media executive youngest son of Rupert Murdoch. On February 24, 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported that Peter Chernin would leave News Corporation, effective June 30. However, his position at News Corporation would not be immediately filled, with Rupert Murdoch serving in his capacity in the interim. On June 4, 2009 Chase Carey was named as Chernin's successor.

After his departure from News Corporation, Chernin begun his own production company, titled Chernin Entertainment.


Embed code:

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address