News Corp names Frons its chief technology officer
News Corp, the parent of The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and MarketWatch.com., announced Monday that Marc Frons has been appointed chief technology officer.
He has served in that role in an interim capacity since October 2016.
Latha Maripuri, who currently serves as News Corp’s chief information security officer, and Christina Scott, chief technology officer for News UK, have both been promoted to deputy chief technology officer positions, while retaining their existing responsibilities.
“This tech triumvirate will ensure that News Corp and our businesses are at the forefront of technological change,” said CEO Robert Thomson in a statement. “In his time as interim CTO, Marc has effectively and speedily advanced our digital transformation across the companies.”
Frons joined News Corp in 2015 as senior vice president and global head of mobile platform and deputy head of technology. He was named interim chief technology officer after Paul Cheesbrough left News Corp to become chief technology officer at 21st Century Fox.
Previously, Frons was chief information officer and chief technology officer of digital at The New York Times Co. In the early 2000s, he was chief technology officer of consumer media at Dow Jones & Co.
He also worked as a journalist at several publications, including Newsweek and Business Week. At Smartmoney.com, he was editor and chief technology officer.