Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–February 14, 2006–Fox Sports International announced today the promotion of Sonia German to Vice President of Finance, as well as the addition of Cindy Finocchi as Director of Finance. Sonia will report to John Charlton, Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Operations, and Cindy will report to Sonia.
“Both Sonia and Cindy are exceptional professionals,” said Charlton. “We are thrilled that Sonia will be taking on bigger responsibilities and are tremendously proud that Cindy has chosen to join us as she embarks on the next phase of her career. Their combined leadership skills, financial expertise, and proven track record of success are undoubtedly a huge asset for us as we continue to grow the Fox Sports International networks.”
As the newly appointed Vice President of Finance, Sonia will primarily be responsible for providing financial oversight for Fox Sports en Espanol, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports Middle East. Prior to her promotion, Sonia worked with the Fox Sports International group as finance director for production and programming handling Fox Sports Espanol and Fox Soccer Channel. Previously, she spent four years with E! Entertainment Television as director of international business operations.
In her new role as Director of Finance, Cindy will assume Sonia’s previous role and will be responsible for planning and managing the finances of Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports Middle East, and International Production. Prior to joining Fox Sports International, Cindy worked for four years as associate director of international business operations for E! Networks. She previously spent four years with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
About Fox Sports International
Fox Sports International is an international sports programming and production entity housed within the Fox Networks Group, one of the major operating units within Fox Entertainment Group and News Corporation (NYSE:NWS). Fox Sports International operates the programming services Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports Middle East, as well as a London-based programming syndication sales division, and is partnered with Global Television in Fox Sports World Canada. In 2002, it joined with Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Inc. to form Fox Pan American Sports LLC, one of the world’s largest Spanish-language sports operations and programming ventures, spanning North, Central and South America. Through this joint venture, FSI manages the U.S. Spanish-language sports network Fox Sports en Espanol.