Lucy Hood, who was respected for her understanding of digital media, died after a battle with cancer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lucy Hood was appointed 10 months ago as the president and COO of the Television Academy. “It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the passing of our dynamic and passionate President and Chief Operating Officer, Lucy Hood, after a courageous battle with cancer,” said Bruce Rosenblum, the chairman and CEO of TV Academy.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to her husband, Rob, and her two children,Rachel and Benjamin. Lucy was an innovator and thought leader, always focused on how to best serve an industry she loved. In the all-too-short time Lucy led the Television Academy, her extraordinary impact and contributions were deeply felt throughout the organization. Lucy will be greatly missed.” added Rosenblum in the statement.
Hood joined the TV Academy in June as a replacement from the retired Alan Perris. She got there after leaving the University of Southern California where she served as an executive director of the Institute for Communication Technology Management.
Lucy Hood was also the founder and president of Fox Mobile Entertainment and a senior vp and News Corp. She won two Emmy nominations for the mobile video series 24: Conspiracy and she also launched text voting on Fox’s American Idol, a first in U.S. media.