Has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the Harvard Law School. Until her retirement in June 2017 she was the Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of 21st Century Fox. In her former position, Ms. Agress was responsible for regulatory and legislative matters affecting the various broadcast, cable and digital businesses owned and managed by Fox, including the Fox Television Network, Fox Television Stations, Fox Cable Networks and National Geographic Channel. As Chief Privacy Officer she was also responsible for advising Fox’s global businesses on matters relating to the privacy and security of consumer and employee data.
Prior to joining Fox in 1996, Ms. Agress was Vice President, Legal Policy and Planning, for NBC, where she headed the company’s in-house FCC practice group. Before joining NBC in 1978, she worked in both private and public interest communications law practices in Washington, D.C. and New York.
She lives with her husband, Jay Gerber, in New York City and Manchester, Vermont. Her daughter, Emily, is also a U-M graduate, and her son, Adam, graduated from Northwestern.