FOX Television Stations’ CFO to Retire

By Kevin Eck 

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FOX Television Stations EVP, chief financial officer and technical operations, Betsy Swanson, has announced her retirement after nearly 30 years with the station group.

“I’m proud to have been a part of Fox from the early days when Mr. Murdoch began building the FOX stations group,” said Swanson who started with FTS in 1988. “FTS has always been a dynamic place to work – filled with smart, dedicated people.  I’m thankful for all the opportunities I was given and for the people I’ve had the great fortune to work with.  While I will miss Fox and my friends across the Company, I am looking forward to my next chapter. ”

FOX Television Stations’ CEO Jack Abernethy told staffers, in an email announcing the move, “Betsy has been an invaluable partner to me during her time here and has played an instrumental role in making FTS the dynamic business it is today. ”

Swanson is credited with overseeing the addition of seven duopolies in the top 10 markets, including KTVU and KICU in the San Francisco Bay Area. “During her tenure, she has also evolved our operations in important ways, including the adoption of new technologies across our stations group,” said Abernethy. “Thanks to her leadership, FTS today is a stronger business and one better positioned to serve the communities in which we operate.”