He joins CMG from AutoWeb, a full-service marketing organization for dealers and manufacturers, where he has been EVP-CFO for the past two years.
The last seven months have certainly been interesting ones for the broadcast television industry. What have the chief financial officers at some of the nation’s top owners of over-the-air stations been doing to help drive a ship that saw smooth sailing through early March and, since then, has been navigating the choppy waters of a COVID-19 pandemic?
Stacey Benson has been named the chief financial officer of CBS News, effective July 1. Benson joins CBS News from ViacomCBS’s global media operations division, where she was SVP of finance.
She is responsible for all aspects of the company’s finance and business operations. She was promoted to corporate after serving as business manager for the group’s WJXT-WCWJ duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla.,
The decision to invest in technology upgrades doesn’t rest with engineers alone. Chief financial officers were at NAB, looking at technology for the next-gen TV standard ATSC 3.0, advanced advertising and more. L-r: Moderator Josh Stinehour, Devoncroft; Tribune Media’s Mike Tuvell; NBCU’s Christine Dorfler; and Sinclair’s Lucy Rutishauser.
Chandler Bigelow, current chief strategies and operations officer, is appointed interim chief financial officer while a search for a successor is conducted.