David Hill (producer)

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David Hill
Born (1946-05-21) May 21, 1946 (age 73)
Newcastle, New South Wales
NationalityAustralian, American
OccupationTelevision executive

David Hill (born May 21, 1946) is an Australian-born American executive producer who served as the president of Fox Sports from 1993-2000,[1] and as a senior EVP of 21st Century Fox for twenty-four years.[2] He left the Fox Group in June 2015 to open his own production company that focused on live TV events.[3] David was a chairman of National Geographic Channels.[4] He served as an executive producer of the American version of The X Factor and the last season of American Idol.

Academy Award producer[edit]

He along with Reginald Hudlin were chosen to produce the 88th Academy Awards[5] after the end of a third term deal with previous producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.[6]



Hill won an Outstanding Live Sports Special award at 33rd Sports Emmys for producing 2011 World Series. In 2017 he received the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ "FOX Sports announces major executive reorganization". Fox Sports. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. May 26, 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "David Hill Ends Long Run at 21st Century Fox, Sets Production Banner (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. June 23, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "Fox Veteran David Hill To Step Down, Launch Production Company". Deadline Hollywood. June 5, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "David Hill Takes Helm of Nat Geo Channels, Courteney Monroe Upped to CEO". Variety. April 15, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "David Hill, Reginald Hudlin to Produce 88th Annual Oscar Telecast". The Wrap. September 1, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Academy hires Django Unchained producer and Emmy winner to run Oscars". Entertainment Weekly. September 1, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "News Corp.'s David Hill To Take Oversight Of Fox's 'American Idol' And 'The X Factor'". Deadline Hollywood. June 5, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2015.

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