12:30pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
20th Century Fox TV Ups Robert Barron and Jeff Acosta
20th Century Fox Television is promoting two executives within the company.
Robert Barron and Jeff Acosta have been elevated by Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden. Barron has been promoted to executive vp and CFO of Fox TV Group, where he will manage all finance and accounting operations for the company. Acosta, meanwhile, has been named executive vp finance for Fox Broadcasting Company.
"Now that 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Broadcasting Company are aligned creatively under Fox TV Group, it made sense to approach our financial strategies and operations from a similarly unified perspective. 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 are happy to announce his new role," said Newman and Walden in a joint statement. "We’re also pleased to announce Jeff’s elevation to executive vp of finance at FBC. He’s a smart and strategic executive who has more than earned this promotion."
Barron joined 20th Century Fox TV over 20 years ago, and was appointed CFO five years later for the company’s broadcast and cable production divisions. He eventually added consumer products and domestic syndication to his portfolio. He began his career at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he started as a financial analyst and worked his was up to vp finance for home entertainment, international TV and international theatrical.
Acosta formerly served as senior vp finance for the entertainment division of Fox Broadcasting, and prior to that was vp finance for Fox Sports. He has been an executive under the Fox Networks Group since 1999, beginning his career as an accounting associate at KPMG.