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Former Discovery exec Honeycutt in at IBC as chair

John Honeycutt, the former Discovery and Fox exec, has been appointed as the chair of the IBC Council, the event organiser has announced.

The industry veteran has been a member of the Council since 2014, and will play a significant role in aiding in the staging of the 2021 IBC show. He succeeds Naomi Climer, who held the position for five years.

Honeycutt has held c-level roles at broadcasters and operators including Discovery, Fox, and Liberty Media. His appointment comes after a year-long sabbatical after 14 months at Google as VP of telecommunications of media and entertainment and gaming.

Of this new role, Honeycutt said: “I am very excited to be taking on the Chair at a time when IBC has the opportunity to re-invent itself to meet the needs of the industry as it emerges from the challenges of Covid.”

IBC CEO Michael Crimp said: “I am delighted to see John take the chair role. I am looking forward to working together to shape the future of IBC and explore new ways of collaborating with our media industry colleagues to create connections and value.”

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