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Tribune Names Chandler Bigelow CFO

Tribune named Chandler Bigelow chief financial officer, effective immediately.

He replaces Tribune veteran Don Grenesko, who is retiring.

Bigelow had been Tribune’s vice president and treasurer since 2003. He started at Tribune in 1998.

Both Bigelow and Grenesko played instrumental roles in Tribune’s going private late in 2007, the company said.

Tribune’s holdings range from its 23 TV stations, to cable outlet WGN, to a number of newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. It’s seeking a buyer for its Newsday daily.

Late last week, the company reported a loss from continuing operations of $78 million for the fourth quarter of last year.

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.