Baran Named CFO of CBS Station Group

Rick Baran was named executive vice president and chief financial officer of the CBS Television Stations Group.

He’ll start May 19 and report to the owned-and-operated president and CEO, Tom Kane.

Baran comes from Tyco International, where he was CFO of consulting business Earth Tech. He succeeds Anton Guitano, who jumped to CBS Radio in November.

“Rick is a highly accomplished leader and consensus-builder who has effectively managed change and growth in numerous industries throughout his career,” Kane said. “We look forward to having him lead the outstanding finance team that we are fortunate to already have in place.”

CBS owns 29 TV stations.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.