Ed Wilson, president of Tribune Broadcasting and
chief revenue officer of Tribune Co., is departing his post. He will remain as
a consultant. The company is making some management changes as it restructures
its finances and works to emerge from bankruptcy.
"The time is
right for both the company and for me to make this move," said Wilson in a statement. "It has been an
amazing ride since I came onboard and I'm grateful to Randy Michaels for giving
me this opportunity-the future for Tribune is a bright one."
group and WGN America have made tremendous progress over the last two years
under Ed's leadership-we've expanded local news in all our markets, lined up
some great new programming that will debut this fall and streamlined our
decision-making process," said Michaels, Tribune's CEO. "There is a lot of
Wilson was hired as president of Tribune
Broadcasting in February 2008, and was brought on as part of Sam Zell's new
management team, led by Randy Michaels. Zell bought Tribune in a highly
leveraged buyout in April 2007.
Prior to joining Tribune, Wilson was president of
Fox Television Network, working as a liaison between Fox and its station
Wilson launched NBC's domestic distribution
division in 2000 and served as its president for four years. He was president
of CBS' domestic distribution division, CBS Enterprises, from 1996-2000.
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Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.