Friday, May 22, 2020

Stacey Benson Named CFO of CBS News

Stacey Benson
Stacey Benson has been named Chief Financial Officer of CBS News, effective July 1. In her new role, Benson will be responsible for all of the News division’s financial operations. She will report to Susan Zirinsky, President and Senior Executive Producer of CBS News, and Bryon Rubin, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CBS.

Benson joins CBS News from ViacomCBS’ Global Media Operations division, where she served as Senior Vice President of Finance and was responsible for the financial operations and consolidation of Global Media Operations, including financial and strategic support to the leadership team.

“Stacey is an innovative financial professional who understands CBS News,” said Zirinsky. “She has done amazing work for CBS, and we look forward to her being an integral member of the News division.”

“Stacey has excelled in each and every role she’s had at the company. I’m excited for her to take the next step in her CBS career at CBS News,” Rubin said.

Previously, Benson served as Senior Vice President of Finance at CBS Radio for 15 years, where she oversaw all financial operations, in addition to leading the division through its initial public offering preparation and its sale to Entercom in 2017.

Benson began her tenure at CBS Radio in 2002 as a controller and steadily increased her responsibilities and role within the division. She was named Vice President, Controller in 2006 and held that position until 2011. She was named Senior Vice President of Finance in 2012.

Prior to CBS Radio, Benson was a controller with Scient, Inc., a New York business and technology consulting firm. Earlier in her career, she was an accounting manager with Frontline Capital Group in New York. Before that, she was an accounting supervisor and real estate accountant with HQ Global Workplaces, Inc.

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