Marenghi Given Oversight of Tribune's WGN America
Julio Marenghi has been promoted to executive vice president and
general manager of Tribune's cable network, WGN America. Most recently,
Marenghi was the network's EVP of sales and distribution.
has been an integral player to the progressive changes that continue to
take place at WGN America," said Jerry Kersting, president of Tribune
Broadcasting, in a statement. "Since he joined the network, our ad sales
have improved, our bottom line results have steadily increased and we
are in total growth mode. His leadership is second to none and we're
glad he's on our team."
Marenghi came to WGN America in 2009 from
the CBS Television Stations where he had risen to become president of
Tribune has been working to reinvent WGN
America over the last two years and grow the cable network's audience.
To that end, WGN America has been aggressively acquiring off-net
programming, including Warner Bros.' Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage and The New Adventures of Old Christine; Twentieth's How I Met Your Mother and The Unit; and NBC Universal's Monk to join Twentieth's Bones, Disney-ABC's Scrubs, Debmar-Mercury's South Park, NBCU's Law & Order: Criminal Intent and an extensive movie library. This fall, WGN America will add NBCU's 30 Rock and Twentieth's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
WGN America also airs live professional sporting events including nearly 100 Major League Baseball games.
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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.