CHICAGO, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) today named James Arestia as Director/Investor Relations, responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day management of the company's relationships with investors and analysts. Arestia will report to Tribune Media's Chief Financial Officer, Chandler Bigelow, and begin his new duties immediately.
Arestia has had an extensive career in financial planning, analysis and reporting at publicly held companies. He joins Tribune Media from Markit, a leading global provider of financial services, where he served as Vice President of Investor Relations. Arestia was responsible for a wide variety of aspects of Markit's quarterly earnings process and ongoing communication with investors and analysts. He also played an important strategic role in the communication of the company's recently announced merger with IHS.
"Jamie brings us tremendous credibility and experience," said Bigelow. "He knows first-hand how to direct the critical aspects of publicly reporting financial results and he will be a great asset in helping to manage Tribune Media's reputation with Wall Street."
Prior to joining Markit in 2015, Arestia served as Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis with Tudor Investment Corporation. From 2010 to 2014, Arestia held a variety of positions in financial reporting and analysis with American Express.
"Tribune Media has a rich and vibrant history and has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last three years," said Arestia. "I'm looking forward to helping tell the story of the company's continued success to a variety of audiences," said Arestia.
Arestia is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world's leading sources of video, music and sports metadata, powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.
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