Tribune Names Christa Robinson as Chief Communications Officer

Former CNN Executive Will Join Company Today

Nov 11, 2013, 14:11 ET from Tribune Company

CHICAGO, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company today announced the appointment of Christa Robinson, formerly CNN Worldwide's top communications executive, as the company's Chief Communications Officer.  Robinson will begin her new duties immediately and will report to Tribune's President and Chief Executive Officer, Peter Liguori

"Christa brings a depth of experience in media, corporate communications and government affairs that will be vital in this new role," said Liguori.  "I am delighted to have her join our senior management team as we gear up for a transformative 2014 at Tribune."

Prior to joining Tribune, Robinson was at CNN from 1999-2013, where she led communications and public relations for all CNN Networks and digital platforms.  In 2003, she was named Senior Vice President of public relations and, beginning in 2007, was also a member of the CNN Worldwide executive team.

Before CNN, Robinson served at the Clinton White House where she was the Director of Communications for the Domestic Policy Council. She previously served as the White House liaison to the law enforcement community and worked on crime policy, health care reform and other domestic initiatives.

"I am thrilled to be joining Tribune's management team during this dynamic period," said Robinson.  "The strength of the company's legacy media brands, combined with the expansion of broadcasting and new content initiatives, create a tremendous opportunity to position Tribune for its next successful chapter."

Robinson will be based in Tribune's New York offices.  Gary Weitman, Senior Vice President/Corporate Relations, will be based at the company's Chicago headquarters.

"Gary has done a great job leading Tribune's communication efforts for the last 13 years and he will be a terrific partner for Christa as she comes aboard," said Liguori.

TRIBUNE is one of the country's leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing, and interactive. The company's broadcasting group owns or operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, Tribune Studios and Chicago's WGN-AM. 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. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience.

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