NEW YORK – (June 3, 2019) – NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations today announced that Jeffrey Stone has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Stone will manage the financial operations for NBCUniversal’s division that includes 42 NBC and Telemundo owned stations, a regional news network, two multicast networks, and their subsidiary businesses. Stone joins the owned stations division from NBCUniversal’s Operations and Technology group where he served as CFO. Stone will report to Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.
“Jeff is a trusted advisor and well respected by his colleagues and peers. His experiences at both NBCUniversal and Comcast will bring valuable perspective to his new role with our group. I am pleased that he’s joining our owned stations family at an inflection point of rapid and exciting changes in our industry. I look forward to working with him to strengthen our local businesses, while continuing to reinforce our position as the only TV group in the country that can keep local English and Spanish-speaking audiences informed anytime and anywhere,” added Staab.
As CFO for NBCUniversal’s Operations and Technology division, Stone successfully led the financial operations and expansion of NBCUniversal’s owned production, post-production, media operations and on-air origination teams which primarily service NBCUniversal’s television, cable and film brands. In this role, Stone also supported NBCUniversal’s engineering, information technology, global security and global real estate groups. Prior to his success at NBCUniversal, Stone worked at Comcast Corporation for 10 years and held roles with increasing responsibilities at both Corporate and Regional business units. Before this, Stone worked at KPMG, LLP performing audits of publicly traded companies in the financial services, healthcare and education sectors.
Stone is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Drexel University.
About NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 42 NBC and Telemundo local television stations serving 30 markets, a regional news network and their associated websites and digital platforms, as well as a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company and two national multicast networks, COZI-TV and TeleXitos. The local stations, which can be viewed in 38 percent of U.S. homes and in Puerto Rico, produce and deliver their local communities compelling and unique local news, real-time weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and entertainment programming across all platforms to help keep their English and Spanish-speaking audiences informed anytime and anywhere.