Ex-Hughes CFO Named DirecTV President

Hogan, Monica
July 2001
Multichannel News;7/2/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 27, p3
DirecTV Inc. named former Hughes Electronics Corp. chief financial officer Roxanne Austin its new president last Tuesday, replacing Odie Donald, who joined the company in April 2000 after years in the telephone industry. Since February, News Corp. has been rumored to be within weeks of heralding a deal to merge its SkyGlobal Networks division with DirecTV parent Hughes Electronics Corp. But now sources predict that it could be the end of the summer before News and Hughes owner General Motors Corp. make their way through the due-diligence process.


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