Mr. Frons was named Chief Technology Officer at News Corp in May 2017. He joined the company in October 2015 as Deputy Head of Technology and Global Head of Mobile Platforms. Since becoming CTO, Mr. Frons has led a global, multiyear initiative to modernize and standardize the company’s enterprise and digital technology, working across News Corp’s major business units to develop and deploy new global technology platforms for security, infrastructure, data, subscription and advertising systems, content publishing, web, and mobile apps.
Previously, Mr. Frons was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The New York Times Company, where he led a major expansion in technology and product development at the company, and played a key role in devising and implementing the strategy and technology behind the Times’ successful digital subscriptions initiative.
Mr. Frons started his career as a journalist, a background that gives him unique insight into the evolution of news in the digital era. He was a reporter and editor at Newsweek and a senior editor at BusinessWeek before leaving in 1995 to start the financial website SmartMoney.com, where he held the title editor and chief technology officer. SmartMoney.com was an early pioneer in interactive journalism and data visualization, and won several awards for its innovative technology and design. From 2003-2006, Mr. Frons was also the chief technology officer for digital publishing for Dow Jones & Co., where he was in charge of technology and product development for The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and other Dow Jones properties.
Mr. Frons serves on the boards of Unruly Corp and the Dow Jones Foundation.