Lucy Hood, a well-regarded entertainment industry veteran and president and chief operating officer of the
Prior to joining the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Hood was the executive director of the Institute for Communication Technology Management at USC.
Hood spent much of her professional career at Fox, where she specialized in digital technology and rose to become president of Fox Mobile Entertainment. While there, she oversaw the creation of the mobile video version of the hit Fox series "24."
Hood was tapped to run the Television Academy, which oversees the annual
Academy Chairman Bruce Rosenblum said Hood was "an innovator and thought leader" and added that "her extraordinary impact and contributions were deeply felt throughout the organization. Lucy will be greatly missed."
Hood is survived by her husband, Rob Biniaz, and children Rachel and Benjamin.