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June 19, 2013 | By Meg James
Tribune Co. has hired Steven Berns, the top finance executive for cosmetics company Revlon Inc., as its chief financial officer and promoted its current CFO, Chandler Bigelow, to serve in an expanded role developing strategy for the company. Chicago-based Tribune, parent company of the Los Angeles Times, made the announcements Wednesday. Bigelow, the company's CFO for nearly five years, will transition into a newly created position of executive vice president and chief business strategies and operations officer.
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BUSINESS
November 19, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
Kathy Thomson, the president and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Times, announced that she is leaving the newspaper at the end of this month. In an email to the staff, Thomson said she is departing for “another challenging opportunity” but did not provide details. Thomson oversees the newspaper's editorial, advertising sales, business services and marketing units. In April, Tribune Co., parent of The Times, named Thomson to the newly created position of chief operating officer of the company's publishing division.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Tribune Co. has tapped Dana Zimmer at Comcast's NBCUniversal unit to be its president of distribution. Zimmer will oversee relationships between Tribune's television properties and pay-TV distributors including cable operators and satellite broadcasters. Tribune, the parent of the Los Angeles Times, owns 23 television stations including KTLA-TV Los Angeles and the national cable network WGN America. At NBCUniversal, Zimmer had been executive vice president of TV Networks distribution since 2011.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Tribune Co. and MediaNews Group Inc. are in talks with other newspaper publishers to form a network to jointly sell national advertising, MediaNews President Joseph Lodovic said. The goal is to let advertisers buy space in newspapers and on their websites nationally rather than negotiate separate deals with individual publishers, Lodovic said. It wouldn't replace Yahoo Inc.'s year-old newspaper consortium. A spokesman for Tribune Co.
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