Longtime media mogul and Hollywood exec Peter Chernin has officially joined Twitter’s board of directors. Chernin is the former president of News Corp., credited with the ratings success of FOX. He also played a critical role in creating and protecting Hulu. “I’ve been a long-time user of Twitter for news and information,” he said in his first tweet. “Happy to be joining board of this very exciting company.”
Broadcasting and Cable Editor-in-Chief Ben Grossman announced today he has joined Twitter’s media team as the Head of Global Operations. “Ben will lead our media marketing and operations,” explains Twitter’s Chloe Sladden, who runs the media team. “I am both honored and excited,” Grossman said in a tweet, adding that Melissa Gregor is taking over the trade mag as editor in chief.