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February 19, 2014
James C. Dowdle Executive helped expand Tribune's TV, Internet operations James C. Dowdle, 79, an executive who played a key role in the transformation of Tribune Co. into a major media conglomerate, died Monday of congestive heart failure at his home in Wilmette, Ill., his family said. When Dowdle joined the company in 1981, Tribune was focused, as it had been for more than a century, on its newspaper holdings, particularly its flagship Chicago Tribune. By the time Dowdle retired nearly 19 years later as the company's second-ranking executive, Tribune owned 18 television stations, reached more than 75% of U.S. households, held a minority share in the WB network and was also aggressively involved in nearly every aspect of the information industry, including cable television, the Internet and new media.
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BUSINESS
December 4, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Tribune Co., publisher of the Los Angeles Times, elected Dennis FitzSimons chief executive effective Jan. 1, replacing Chairman and CEO John Madigan. FitzSimons, 52, currently is president and chief operating officer. Madigan, 65, will remain chairman until Dec. 31, 2003, when he will retire.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1990 | Associated Press
A management review at the Tribune Co. has revealed the misappropriation of about $900,000, apparently by a member of the management staff, the company said Tuesday. The company identified the employee involved as Robert L. Dickey, 44, a marketing manager with the Chicago Tribune newspaper.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2009 | Ameet Sachdev
Tribune Co. has disclosed that the U.S. Department of Labor has opened an investigation into the company's employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP. The Labor Department sent a subpoena March 2 to the Chicago-based media company seeking "an extensive range of documents," Tribune Co. said in a filing made Thursday as part of its bankruptcy case. The company said it produced documents that its lawyers say "substantially complied" with the subpoena.
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.
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