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Calemzuk exits as CEO of News Corp.'s Shine Americas

January 16, 2012 | 11:39 am

Emiliano Calemzuk is leaving Shine

Emiliano Calemzuk, a senior executive in charge of U.S. operations at News Corp.'s television production company Shine, is exiting after just over a year on the job.

A fast-rising executive at News Corp. who held several key positions both in the U.S. and overseas for the media giant, Calemzuk attributed his departure from Shine Americas to personal reasons, and the company said the split was amicable.

"I've been a very loyal corporate soldier for a decade and a half," Calemzuk said in an intervew. "I woke up one day and decided I want to do my own thing and don't want to wait until 60." Calemzuk, 38, said he plans to take an extended vacation with his family and then after the summer will figure out his next move.

"You have to step out to be nimble again," he said.

Calemzuk signed a six-year deal with Shine in late 2010 after serving as president of News Corp.'s Fox TV Studios, a boutique production unit whose credits include the USA Network's hit drama "Burn Notice." At the time he joined Shine it was an independent company. However, in 2011, Liz Murdoch sold Shine to her father Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Shine's production credits include NBC's "The Biggest Loser," "The Office" and Fox's "Master Chef."

There are no plans to fill Calemzuk's position at Shine. In a statement, Shine Chief Executive Liz Murdoch said she respected Calamzuk's desire to leave the company.

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— Joe Flint

Photo: Emilano Calemzuk. Credit: Carlos Somonte.

 

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