Francis Kane

Executive Vice President of Government & Public Affairs

Francis Kane is the Executive Vice President of Outreach, Insights and Media Strategy for Al Jazeera America. His responsibilities include devising and implementing our impact efforts and measuring viewership to the extent to which we have been successful, across all areas of the network. Prior to his new role, Kane was Senior Vice President of Government & Public Affairs. He has been with Al Jazeera America since its launch in 2013, initially filling the role of Senior Vice President, Ad Sales Marketing, where he led the network’s advertising sales, trade and event marketing initiatives.

Before joining Al Jazeera America, Fran spent ten years at NBC Universal as Vice President, Marketing and Sales Development, overseeing sales communication and trade marketing efforts for the broadcast, cable and digital properties of NBC News. He has also served in various marketing and production roles at ESPN and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Fran holds a B.A. in Political Science from Providence College.

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