After a combined 30 year career at Fox and Disney, Chris Alexander is retiring as exec vice president of publicity and corporate communication for Disney Television Studios. On August 5, he will be leaving.
“In March, I received an email congratulating me on 30 years at the Walt Disney Company,”Alexander stated in a statement regarding his departure, first obtained from Deadline. “While I certainly appreciated the acknowledgement, it became a wake up call of sorts. I’ve had a fantastic run and some wonderful experiences, but I realized that I want to do more than one thing in this life, and 30 years seems like a good round number on which to end. I am forever grateful to Dana Walden and Shannon Ryan who have been terrific mentors and friends; the wildly talented producers and actors who have shared their gifts with both me and the world; and most of all my incredible team, whom I will miss dearly and root for always. And of course, I am grateful to the members of the press with whom it has been my honor to work these many years. As I start this next chapter, I look forward to reading your breaking news alerts without the slightest inkling of what they will contain.”
Alexander managed publicity campaigns for several series during his current job, which included “This Is Us,” “Pose,”The “9-1-1” “American Crime Story” franchises, “Only Murders in the Building,” “The Dropout,” “Dopesick” “The Simpsons.”
Alexander served as senior VP and executive VP of 20th Century Fox Television for over 20 years before the Disney-Fox merger. Alexander was responsible for publicity during that period. “Glee,”Both launched “Modern Family”He was a key contributor to the series’ five consecutive Primetime Emmys.
Alexander also launched Noggin — the MTV Networks educational channel for kids — in 1999 and served as its director of communications for one year.
Deadline first reported the news.