William J. Fox is Executive Vice-President, Communications and Corporate Development. Prior to his appointment to BCE in May 2005, he was Senior Vice President, Public Affairs at Bombardier Inc. and CN.
A journalist by training, Fox is a former Ottawa and Washington Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star and appeared frequently on radio and television as a commentator on public affairs, including a stint as a member of CTV’s Pundits Panel.
Fox subsequently served as press secretary and director of communications to the Prime Minister of Canada.
In 1995, Fox was named a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Centre on Press, Politics and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and in 1996, a senior fellow at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Centre, Columbia University, New York.
His book, Spinwars: Politics and News Media, was published by Key Porter Books in 1999.
Fox holds a master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa and has also studied at l’Université de Paris (Sorbonne).