Tribune Names Lynda King Chief Operating Officer for Broadcasting

Experienced Exec Oversaw Operations For Local TV Holdings

Jan 06, 2014, 13:00 ET from Tribune

CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune today announced the appointment of Lynda King as Chief Operating Officer for its broadcasting division, effective immediately.  King will report to Larry Wert, Tribune's President/Broadcast Media, and will assist him in overseeing the company's portfolio of 42 owned or operated television stations across the country.  King was formerly SVP/Operations for Local TV Holdings, which was acquired by Tribune last year.

"Lynda's familiarity with our newly acquired stations, her broad experience in management, operations and sales, and her singular focus on working with our customers and communities will serve us extremely well as we move forward," said Wert.  "I have gotten to know Lynda while working on the acquisition of her former company and I'm confident she will be a great addition to the leadership team we are building at Tribune Broadcasting."

King joined Local TV Holdings in 2008, and her nearly 30-year broadcast career spans a variety of management and sales positions for Raycom Media (WOIO/WUAB-TV, Cleveland, OH; WMC-TV, Memphis, TN; and KNDO/KNDU-TV, Yakima/Tri-Cities, WA) and Television Station Partners (WROC-TV, Rochester, NY; and WEYI-TV, Flint/Saginaw/Bay City, MI).

"Tribune's newly-expanded station group, its position as the nation's #1 affiliate for both FOX and The CW Network, and its ability to reach more than 50 million households, offer tremendous opportunity," said King.  "I am looking forward to the possibilities that lie ahead."

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 42 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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