As chairman of 20th Century Fox Television, Gary Newman oversees some of the most buzz-worthy TV shows on the air, including The Simpsons, 24, Glee, Modern Family and How I Met Your Mother. But on the weekends, Newman and his wife of 30 years, Jeanne, an entertainment attorney, retreat to the Santa Ynez Valley, where they produce Rhône-style wines for their family label, Jorian Hill (named for their three children-Jordan, Reed and Hillary). The Los Angeles-born executive, who has been at Fox since 1990, recently spoke with freelance writer Mark Morrison about how he wound up in wine country, master of a menagerie that includes four sheep, two goats and 20 chickens.
From the Jun 30, 2010, issue
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