CNBC executive moves over to studio

Universal Studios has tapped CNBC chief financial officer Christy Rupert Shibata as its new CFO.

Shibata, who also earned her exec VP stripes with the move, replaces Patti Hutton-Glassford, who moved over to GE Industrial as its CFO. Shibata will oversee finances for U’s global film and theme park operations, reporting to prexy and chief operating officer Ron Meyer.

She also reports to NBC U exec VP and CFO Lynn Calpeter.

Shibata joined NBC U in 2005, assuming the CFO role for CNBC and CNBC Intl. Previously, she served finance stints for GE Healthcare and GE Industrial and Financial Services businesses in Asia.

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