In August 2015, Bob Cook was named Vice President and General Manager of the Fox Television Stations Los Angeles Duopoly, consisting of FOX 11 KTTV and My 13 LA KCOP.
Cook also hosts the FOX 11 segment "Point of View."
In 2010, after more than a decade as President of Twentieth Television, a division of 20th Century Fox Television, Cook established an entertainment and consulting business, MBN, Inc., which he ran for 5 years. His clients ranged from program producers, television studios, television stations, cable companies, and internet/digital companies to brand integration, promotion and marketing companies. Twentieth Television, Chuck Lorre Productions, Barry Josephson Productions, Brand Acceleration, SeamBI, Merv Griffin Entertainment, Comstar, Miramax Films, Electus, Raycom/Bellum, YouToo Technologies, SettleSource, XETV, ICM, Michael Eisner’s Tornante Co., Timeline Labs, Reel One Entertainment, Marathon Ventures, ITV Studios, A&E Television Networks, and Tribune Broadcasting are some of his clients.
Bob Cook joined Twentieth Television in 2000 as President, and is considered one of the industry’s most respected television executives. Cook oversaw the domestic syndication business for the FOX studios, which included all of the off-net program sales and Twentieth’s first run productions distributed to local broadcast stations and cable networks throughout the US. Under his leadership 20th Television enjoyed sales and profits that grew year over year and were the highest in its history – exceeding $1 billion in annual sales.
Prior to joining Twentieth Television, Cook was EVP of CBS Enterprises and before that, SVP for Sony’s Columbia Tri Star Television. He was instrumental in marketing rising talent into brand name first-run TV franchises, like Ricki Lake and Martha Stewart. During his career Cook has launched or spearheaded innovative sales and marketing efforts of approximately 140 syndicated television programs comprised of first-run reality and scripted, network reality, off-network sitcoms & dramas, motion pictures, as well as some of TV’s most recognizable programs including: Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother, Married With Children, The Practice, Touched by an Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Divorce Court, Hollywood Squares, COPS, America’s Most Wanted, King of the Hill, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Oprah, and the three most successful off-net series in syndication history: Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The Simpsons.
Cook has also pioneered a host of creative and strategic initiatives in cable and broadcast sales, advertising sales, and marketing that have resulted in enormous ratings success, generating over $10 billion in revenue and a myriad of industry awards.
Throughout his 40-year career, Cook has been recognized with accolades ranging from Emmy, Telly and Grammy to Lulu, Promax-BDA & Gold Muse, Worldfest Awards, and Gracies. In October 2008, Cook was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. He was Vice Chair of Promax as well as the Chairman of the LA District Attorney’s Foundation for the Prevention of Crime.
He is the newly-elected chairman of The Television Academy Foundation. He spent ten years on the parent board of The City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, where he chaired the Communications Development Committee, which raised over $1 billion it its 2013 Capital Campaign to cure cancer. Bob was a Trustee of The Buckley School for nine years and active in its Campus Enhancement Capital Campaign. He is a Career Advantage Program Mentor for the USC Marshall School of Business, as well as a frequent lecturer at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
He resides in Encino, California with his wife Denise and their three sons, who attend USC.