Robert Barron Named CFO, Fox TV Group; Jeff Acosta Promoted to Finance EVP, Fox Broadcasting

Daniel Holloway

Longtime Fox television executives Robert Barron and Jeff Acosta are moving up.

Barron has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, Fox Television Group, the company announced Monday. Acosta has been named executive vice president of finance for Fox Broadcasting Company.

“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,” said Gary Newman and Dana Walden, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “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.”

Newman and Walden added, “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, who in his new role will manage finance and accounting operations for all Fox Television Group divisions, came aboard 20th Century Fox Television more than 20 years ago, and was named CFO of the studio five years later. He went on to add consumer products and domestic syndication to his purview. He began his career as a financial analyst at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Acosta most recently served as senior VP of finance for Fox Broadcasting’s entertainment division. He previously was VP of finance for Fox Sports. He has been a Fox Networks Group executive since 199.

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