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Tribune names leadership for its spin-off Tribune Publishing

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Chicago, Ill., USA - March 7, 2014, Chicago, Ill., USA - Tribune Company announced that it had named the leadership team that will guide Tribune Publishing following its pending separation from the company.

Eddy Hartenstein, publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, will become Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tribune Publishing once it is established as an independent company.

Mr. Hartenstein has served as President and CEO of the Los Angeles Times Media Group and Publisher of the Los Angeles Times since August, 2008. During his tenure the newspaper won three Pulitzer Prizes, including the 2011 Gold Medal for Public Service. He also served as Tribune Company CEO from mid-2011 through early 2013. A search for Hartenstein’s successor at the Los Angeles Times Media Group is already underway.

Jack Griffin, who has served as an advisor to Tribune over the last year, has been appointed Tribune Publishing Chief Executive Officer, effective April 14, 2014.

For the last three years, Mr. Griffin has been the co-founder and CEO of Empirical Media, a consulting firm advising national media properties, including Tribune Publishing. In 2010, he was named CEO of Time Inc. and from 2003 to 2010 he served at the Meredith Corporation as the president of the National Media Group and earlier the president of the Publishing Group.

From 1999-2003, Mr. Griffin was the president of Parade, the nationally syndicated magazine. Earlier in his career, he worked at The New York Times Company for five years.

John Bode will be the Chief Financial Officer for the new company. â– 


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