CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company today announced the appointment of David Giambruno as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Giambruno will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company's information technology infrastructure and application environment. Giambruno will begin his new duties immediately and will report to Steven Berns, Tribune's Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
"David brings a proven record of innovation and leadership across technology applications, infrastructure, security and operations," said Berns. "His breadth and depth of knowledge and experience will be vital in supporting Tribune's business strategies."
Prior to joining Tribune, Giambruno was CIO at Revlon from 2006 to 2013, where he led the transformation of all aspects of the technology infrastructure and applications in supporting the company's business strategies. He has been widely acknowledged by other CIOs in the consumer products sector, as well as leading technology players, for the outcomes he delivered at Revlon.
"I am excited to join Tribune's management team to lead the technology function in support of the company's business strategies," said Giambruno. "The media sector is extremely dynamic and technology will play a key role in successfully achieving the company's broadcasting, content, digital and publishing initiatives." Giambruno will be based in Tribune's New York offices.
Prior to Revlon, Giambruno was Director of Global Engineering, Security & Deployment for Pitney Bowes, Inc., where he built global security capabilities and frameworks, managing FDIC, PCI, HIPPA, and SOX compliance. Before joining Pitney Bowes, he held a variety of technology and operating roles in businesses undergoing transformations. Giambruno possesses extensive expertise across the technology landscape, which combined with his other business experiences, positions him as a valuable partner in working with operations, product development, distribution, mergers and acquisition teams, sales and marketing, human resources and finance.
Ghalib Kassam, will assume the role of EVP, Information Technology for Tribune Publishing, and report to Giambruno. Kassam will continue to work from the company's Chicago and Los Angeles offices.
TRIBUNE is one of the country's leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, digital 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, the national multicast network Antenna TV 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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