John Drain Promoted to Hearst CFO

By Kevin Eck 

Hearst Television has promoted John Drain to chief financial officer.

Drain started at Hearst in 2010 as svp of Finance from Comcast where he was the divisional CFO of Comcast Spotlight.

“John’s breadth of experience has been an exceptional resource for Hearst Television,” said Jordan Wertlieb, Hearst Television president. “He has provided outstanding leadership on many important aspects of our business including financial operations, strategic acquisitions, and transformational facility projects – such as the renovation of the historic Burlington train station in Omaha, Nebraska, into the state-of-the-art home of KETV. I look forward to working with John as we move Hearst Television into the future.”


He’s also worked as CFO for Hughes Broadcasting Partners, New World Television and Sporting News Radio Network. Drain started his career at Coopers & Lybrand and is a Certified Public Accountant.