Tribune Announces Outstanding Employee Award Winners for 2010

Media Company Recognizes More Than 60 Employees Companywide for Stellar Performance

Jan 20, 2011, 16:00 ET from Tribune Company

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company today announced the winners of its Outstanding Tribune Employee Award for 2010.  The program is designed to recognize the achievements and significant contributions of individual employees across the company.  

This program recognizes an individual or group of individuals from each of Tribune's business units, the corporate office and other departments for exemplary performance last year.  Employees at the level of the manager or below are eligible.  The individuals recognized include security personnel at the Los Angeles Times, whose quick action saved the life of an employee, a reporter who excelled at combining technology with watchdog journalism, and the company's entire technology help-desk.  Award recipients will receive $2,500 and a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their talent, innovation and dedication during 2010.  Winning teams will share the $2,500 award.  

"Across the country, we have dedicated employees working hard day in and day out," said Don Liebentritt, Tribune's co-president.  "Recognizing and rewarding these individuals for their outstanding performance is important—on behalf of Tribune's executive team, I congratulate the winners and thank them for their significant contributions to the company."

Following is a complete list of the award winners.



Chris Mangan, Campaign Manager/Sales


Pat Curry, Manager/Assignment Desk


Bridget Meek, Digital Assets Supervisor


Katie Parish, News Production Manager


Martin Calvi, Editor


Karen Hoffman, Administrative Coordinator


Shannon Days, Promotions Producer


Efraim Sosa, National Sales Associate


Chris Koops, Assignment Manager


Rebecca Pico, Asst Traffic Manager


Christopher Bilbao, Writer/Producer


Andy Nitchman, Photo Journalist


William Jones, Marcos Barbosa, George Chambers, Jr., James Simmons, Les Waters, Gene Peterson, Jude Garcia/Engineering


Jennifer Bernstein, Video Journalist


Harvey Leblanc, Technician/Engineering


Stacey Cutshaw, Asst Chief Engineer


Nancy MacDonald, Traffic Coordinator

WGN America

Ed Mockus, Senior Manager, Credit and Tower Operations

WGN Radio

Judy Tarmino, Accounting Manager


Los Angeles Times

Syed Akbar and Reginald Morgan, Security Officers

Manuel Castillo, Lead Electrician/Facilities

Chicago Tribune

Brian Boyer, Editor of News Applications

Baltimore Sun

Justin Fenton, Reporter

Sun Sentinel

Terry Ham, Pressroom Team Leader, USA Today Team

Orlando Sentinel

Tracey Thomas, Manager of Contracts and other Publications

Hartford Courant

Alaine Griffin, Reporter

Helen Ubinas, Columnist

Daily Press

Nicole Paitsel, Reporter

Morning Call

Melissa Smith, Sales Manager


Tribune Media Services

Sheela Chandrasekhara, Manager of Finance and Strategy

Tribune Digital

Eric Hill, Manager/Ad Support Trafficking

Tribune 365

Pat Clifton, Client Services Executive


Help Desk Staff

Corporate Office

Deno Evans, Supervisor of building engineering

TRIBUNE is one of the country's leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The company's broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago's WGN-AM.  Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience.

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