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Inae J. Wilson
Senior Vice President, Broadcast Distribution, FOX Networks Group / Fox Broadcasting Company

As Senior Vice President, Broadcast Distribution, for FOX Broadcasting Company (FBC), Inae Wilson, an eighteen year Fox veteran, is responsible for day-to-day operations, negotiating distribution agreements, enforcing contractual commitments, program clearances, preemptions, on-air/co-op promotion and managing relations between FBC and all broadcast television affiliates.  Ms. Wilson represents FBC to stations on all new business and manages all affiliate initiatives across all FNG divisions.  Ms. Wilson was part of the team that negotiated the NFL Contribution, Primetime Inventory Purchase Agreement, and Program Fee deal that requires affiliates to pay FBC a fee for network programming. FOX was the first network to orchestrate such an agreement and pioneered a change in the affiliate/network financial model.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Wilson was Vice President, Broadcast Distribution for FBC.  She is a self-starter who has learned the broadcast business from the bottom up.  Once she got her foot in the door as a production assistant on the early FOX comedy “Martin,” she’s liaised with most every aspect of the business – programming, marketing, news, ad sales, finance, engineering, sports, operations – as a result she possesses a solid knowledge of the broadcast business that informs her no-nonsense, candid style, and gives her credibility with affiliates.
A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Wilson is married with one son.