Joseph Ianniello serves as President and Acting CEO of CBS Corporation. In this role, he oversees all operations of the Company, including the CBS Television Network, Showtime Networks, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, CBS Television Stations and Simon & Schuster.
Previously, since 2013, Ianniello served as the Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for establishing and executing strategy across all of the Corporation’s businesses. In addition, he oversaw the monetization of the Company’s content across platforms, including retransmission consent fees and reverse compensation from affiliates, as well as the licensing of CBS content for digital streaming and broadband services.
Ianniello has helped lead CBS to be the #1 media stock among its peers for three of the last five years. Recently, he led the Company’s acquisition of Network Ten in Australia and the split-off CBS Radio through a transaction with Entercom. In addition, he led the conversion of CBS Outdoor into a real-estate investment trust, marking a first for an outdoor advertising business and ultimately leading to the split-off of CBS Outdoor from CBS in 2014.
Prior to being named Chief Operating Officer, Ianniello served as Chief Financial Officer (2009-2013) where he was responsible for the Company’s financial strategy across all of its operations. Before that, he held a number of key financial positions in the Company. He joined CBS in 1997.
In 2013 and 2014, Ianniello was ranked the #1 chief financial officer by sell-side analysts in Institutional Investor’s annual All-America Executive Team survey. Ianniello serves on the Board of Directors of New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
Ianniello earned a Bachelor of Business Administration at Pace University, where he serves today on its Board of Trustees, and a Master of Business Administration at Columbia University. He is married and has two children.