Tribune Awards VP Stripes

In the midst of an executive-level hiring frenzy, Tribune announced several promotions.

Clear Channel Communications veteran Jerry Kersting was officially named executive vice president, and several in-house executives received promotions.

Jack Rodden was named VP/treasurer, Brian Litman was named VP/corporate controller, Naomi Sachs was named VP/strategy and Harry Amsden was named VP/finance.

“These are extraordinarily intelligent and energetic people and they are ready to move to the next level,” Tribune chief administrative officer Gerry Spector said. “We recognize their ability, and it is a reflection of the depth of management talent within the company -- not everyone has to come from Clear Channel or EGI.”

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.