Tribune Co. finds its man: Peter Liguori
November 19, 2012
The Tribune Co. saga is poised to take yet another turn this week.
Peter Liguori, the well-respected veteran TV executive who has worked for FX, Fox and Discovery, is expected to be named the new chief executive officer of the company.
The Chicago Tribune, which is part of the Tribune Co., broke the news on Friday.
Main creditors Oaktree Capital Management, Angelo, Gordon & Co., and JPMorgan Chase are expected to take over Tribune at year’s end following four years in bankruptcy.
Tribune owns 23 TV stations in addition to its newspapers, and Liguori’s broadcast experience is seen as the main reason why he’s been selected for the job.
The company has been in disarray for some time, enacting deep staff cuts at its newspapers over recent years following a decline in advertising revenue.
It has also been rocked by management disputes and controversies after being bought by Sam Zell more than five years ago.
A virtual who’s who of media have been rumored to be in contention for the job, including “Katie” executive producer and former NBCUniversal president Jeff Zucker.
Eddy Hartenstein, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, is currently the company’s CEO.
ABC wins fourth Thursday of sweeps
CBS remains on Dish Network, for now
Fox fills out its midseason schedule
A first look at the NewFronts schedule
Aereo is broke-o: Files for Chapter 11
And now, the new show scorecard
Hartford: TV is overrun with retail
‘Hello Ladies: The Movie,’ a bit better
Rachel, I’ve had enough of the bird
What will be the big media stories of 2015?
Best tube bets this weekend
Cable overnights: A win for the Spurs, and ESPN
‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff debuting in February
- Dan Connolly rises to CEO at LEVEL Studios
- Nick Neubeck becomes editorial creative director at Hearst Digital
- Anthony DeMaio rises to publisher at Slate
- Bill Duryea and Michael Kruse join Politico
- Jay Hultgren becomes senior director of sales at Tapad
- Brian Smith becomes COO at ThinkVine
- Merrin Dungey joins ABC's 'Once Upon a Time'
- Jennifer Hudson performing on CBS's 'A Home for the Holidays'
- Director Mike Nichols dies at age 83
This week’s cable ratings
This week’s broadcast ratings
This week’s top movies, songs and books
This week’s daypart ratings
This month’s new media traffic data
This week’s younger viewer ratings
Media planning coordinator wanted in Miami
Digital media planner job in Salt Lake City
Media planner/buyer job in Madison, WI
Needed: Media buyer in Baton Rouge
Digital media planner jon in Norwalk, Connecticut