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March 17, 2004 | By a Times Staff Writer
John E. Reardon, regional vice president and general manager of KTLA-TV in L.A., was promoted to group vice president of Tribune Broadcasting. In his new post, Reardon will be responsible for stations in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Denver, St. Louis, Seattle, New Orleans and Portland, Ore. Reardon joined KTLA in 1992 as vice president and station manager. He was named general manager in 1996 and West Coast regional vice president in 2001.
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February 13, 2013 | By Meg James
Tribune Co. named veteran TV station executive Larry Wert as president of local broadcasting, overseeing the company's 23 television stations and WGN Radio in Chicago. Wert, 56, currently is a prominent executive in NBCUniversal's television station group; serving as general manager of NBC's Chicago station since 1998. He had responsiblity for five stations, including KNBC-TV Channel 4 in Los Angeles, KNSD-TV Channel 7 in San Diego as well as WMAQ-TV Channel 5 in Chicago, from 2008 to 2011, when he became executive vice president of station initiatives.
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May 31, 2011 | By Phil Rosenthal
Nils Larsen, chairman of Tribune Co.'s broadcast division since October, has been named chief executive of Tribune Broadcasting, which is streamlining its upper management. Effective immediately, Larsen, 40, will take on duties that previously belonged to Jerry Kersting, 61, who exits as broadcasting president, a position that is being eliminated. Larsen remains chief investment officer of Tribune, parent of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, KTLA-Channel 5 and other media outlets across the country.
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April 5, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Tribune Co. television stations, including KTLA-TV Channel 5 in Los Angeles, are coming back to satellite broadcaster DirecTV. After a very public feud, DirecTV reached a five-year agreement late Wednesday to pay Tribune to carry its 23 local television stations around the country and its national cable channel WGN America. With more than 19 million subscribers, DirecTV is the second-largest pay-TV operator, behind Comcast Corp. It has a market share of around 20% in Los Angeles.
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May 10, 2008 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
The CW television network, looking to fix a longtime weak spot in its schedule, said Friday it would farm out Sunday night to independent production studio Media Rights Capital. The deal would enable the money-losing CW to save programming costs and focus on its weeknight lineup aimed at 18- to 34-year-old females, with such glossy shows as "America's Next Top Model," "Gossip Girl" and "One Tree Hill." At the same time, however, the move could also broaden the network's Sunday audience because Media Rights Capital plans to aim its new shows at the 18- to 49-year-old demographic.
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January 25, 2006 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
The alphabet-soup merger of UPN and the WB spells a solid victory for one local station and a resounding defeat for another. The big winner in the Los Angeles area when the CW network debuts this fall is KTLA-TV Channel 5, which will be able to cherry-pick the best shows from the former UPN and its current WB prime-time lineups while losing a key competitor for the 18-to-34-year-old urban demographic group.
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June 20, 2006 | Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer
People who admire Dennis J. FitzSimons say he works like an ox, is dead honest, inspires deep loyalty in the people around him and, when pushed, will fight. His critics say that, in addition, the chairman and chief executive of Tribune Co. can be self-confident to the point of arrogance and touchy about being challenged. Some doubt his strategic vision and, as the first Tribune chief to rise through the broadcast division, his "feel" for newspapers.
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May 5, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The National Hispanic Media Coalition joined forces this week with the National Puerto Rican Forum to file negative comments against two New York TV stations that are up for federal license renewals. The coalition, a Los Angeles-based umbrella group, and the New York-based forum singled out WNET Channel 13, a PBS station, and WPIX Channel 11, a Tribune Broadcasting Co.-owned station, for their low Latino employment numbers, particularly in upper management ranks. Both groups said WNET was the worst offender, claiming that 6.4% of its overall work force and 3% of its top management posts were filled by Latinos.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Tribune Co. television stations, including KTLA-TV Channel 5 in Los Angeles, are coming back to satellite broadcaster DirecTV. After a very public feud, DirecTV reached a five-year agreement late Wednesday to pay Tribune to carry its 23 local television stations around the country and its national cable channel WGN America. With more than 19 million subscribers, DirecTV is the second-largest pay-TV operator, behind Comcast Corp. It has a market share of around 20% in Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2010 | By Phil Rosenthal and Steve Mills
In the wake of last month's resignation of Tribune Co. Chief Executive Randy Michaels, some other top-level executives are headed out the door. Tribune Interactive President Marc Chase, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Kapugi and Executive Vice President Carolyn Gilbert ? longtime associates of Michaels ? are leaving the company, according to people familiar with the situation. Gilbert and Kapugi confirmed their departures from Tribune's digital division Monday.
BUSINESS
May 31, 2011 | By Phil Rosenthal
Nils Larsen, chairman of Tribune Co.'s broadcast division since October, has been named chief executive of Tribune Broadcasting, which is streamlining its upper management. Effective immediately, Larsen, 40, will take on duties that previously belonged to Jerry Kersting, 61, who exits as broadcasting president, a position that is being eliminated. Larsen remains chief investment officer of Tribune, parent of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, KTLA-Channel 5 and other media outlets across the country.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2010 | By Phil Rosenthal and Steve Mills
In the wake of last month's resignation of Tribune Co. Chief Executive Randy Michaels, some other top-level executives are headed out the door. Tribune Interactive President Marc Chase, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Kapugi and Executive Vice President Carolyn Gilbert ? longtime associates of Michaels ? are leaving the company, according to people familiar with the situation. Gilbert and Kapugi confirmed their departures from Tribune's digital division Monday.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2008 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
The CW television network, looking to fix a longtime weak spot in its schedule, said Friday it would farm out Sunday night to independent production studio Media Rights Capital. The deal would enable the money-losing CW to save programming costs and focus on its weeknight lineup aimed at 18- to 34-year-old females, with such glossy shows as "America's Next Top Model," "Gossip Girl" and "One Tree Hill." At the same time, however, the move could also broaden the network's Sunday audience because Media Rights Capital plans to aim its new shows at the 18- to 49-year-old demographic.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2007 | Julie Johnsson and Michael Oneal, Chicago Tribune
Several top officers of Tribune Co. have joined Chief Executive Dennis J. FitzSimons in limiting or declining their slice of a "transaction bonus pool" related to the company's $8.2-billion bid to go private. Tribune's board established the special incentive in September to prompt management to seek the best deal for shareholders even though such a transaction might cost them their jobs, according to an April 25 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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June 20, 2006 | Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer
People who admire Dennis J. FitzSimons say he works like an ox, is dead honest, inspires deep loyalty in the people around him and, when pushed, will fight. His critics say that, in addition, the chairman and chief executive of Tribune Co. can be self-confident to the point of arrogance and touchy about being challenged. Some doubt his strategic vision and, as the first Tribune chief to rise through the broadcast division, his "feel" for newspapers.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2006 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
The alphabet-soup merger of UPN and the WB spells a solid victory for one local station and a resounding defeat for another. The big winner in the Los Angeles area when the CW network debuts this fall is KTLA-TV Channel 5, which will be able to cherry-pick the best shows from the former UPN and its current WB prime-time lineups while losing a key competitor for the 18-to-34-year-old urban demographic group.
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October 9, 1985 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
What? You didn't watch Monday's premiere of the syndicated daytime series "Inday" on KTLA? Fool! Here is some of what you missed: --A man who coaches people to walk through fire. --Dr. Joyce Brothers. --Ace reporter Michael Reagan. --Hot tips, such as what to do when your brush gets tangled in your hair: First of all, don't panic. Whew! --Robert and Rosemarie Stack examining jewelry. --John Travolta revealing what he had for dinner.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2007 | Julie Johnsson and Michael Oneal, Chicago Tribune
Several top officers of Tribune Co. have joined Chief Executive Dennis J. FitzSimons in limiting or declining their slice of a "transaction bonus pool" related to the company's $8.2-billion bid to go private. Tribune's board established the special incentive in September to prompt management to seek the best deal for shareholders even though such a transaction might cost them their jobs, according to an April 25 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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March 17, 2004 | By a Times Staff Writer
John E. Reardon, regional vice president and general manager of KTLA-TV in L.A., was promoted to group vice president of Tribune Broadcasting. In his new post, Reardon will be responsible for stations in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Denver, St. Louis, Seattle, New Orleans and Portland, Ore. Reardon joined KTLA in 1992 as vice president and station manager. He was named general manager in 1996 and West Coast regional vice president in 2001.
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May 5, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The National Hispanic Media Coalition joined forces this week with the National Puerto Rican Forum to file negative comments against two New York TV stations that are up for federal license renewals. The coalition, a Los Angeles-based umbrella group, and the New York-based forum singled out WNET Channel 13, a PBS station, and WPIX Channel 11, a Tribune Broadcasting Co.-owned station, for their low Latino employment numbers, particularly in upper management ranks. Both groups said WNET was the worst offender, claiming that 6.4% of its overall work force and 3% of its top management posts were filled by Latinos.
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