Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden continue to consolidate the operations within the combined network-studio group. The latest executive restructuring move involves the promotion to 20th Century Fox TV CFO Robert Barron to EVP & Chief Financial Officer of Fox Television Group, where he will manage Finance and Accounting Operations for all divisions of FTG. Meanwhile, Fox’s SVP Finance Jeff Acosta has been upped to EVP Finance at Fox Broadcasting Co., reporting to Barron.
The move mirrors the recent restructuring of the group’s casting operations, with 20th TV’s head of casting Sharon Klein promoted to EVP Casting for Fox TV Group and Fox’s head of casting Tess Sanchez upped to EVP of Fox Broadcasting Co.
“Now that TCFTV and FBC are aligned creatively under FTG, it made sense to approach our financial strategies and operations from a similarly unified perspective,” Newman and Walden said. “Bob is a gifted and trusted member of our team, and his extensive experience on the production side of the business makes him particularly ideal for this new position. We’re also pleased to announce Jeff’s elevation to Executive Vice President of Finance at FBC. He’s a smart and strategic executive who has more than earned this promotion.”
Barron is a 20th TV veteran who joined the studio more than 20 tears ago and was appointed CFO five years later, eventually adding Consumer Products and Domestic Syndication to his portfolio.
Acosta has been at the Fox Networks Group since 1999, serving as VP Finance for Fox Sports and most recently as SVP Finance for the Entertainment Division of Fox Broadcasting.