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Tribune, Broadcast CEO Larsen Part Ways

Stations chief is out amidst new executive hires 4/02/2013 10:04:32 PM Eastern

Nils Larsen has departed his post as CEO of Tribune's
broadcasting division, a position he assumed in 2011.

Larsen had oversight of Larsen Tribune's 23 TV stations, WGN
America and WGN Radio.

His exit was previously reported in Chicagoland Radio and Media. A Tribune spokesperson confirmed the
report.

Tribune has been hiring new leaders since it exited
bankruptcy on December 31. Peter
Liguori was named CEO of Tribune Co. in January,
and Bruce Karsh was
elected chairman of the board. In February, Larry
Wert was named president for local broadcasting.

In March, Matt Cherniss was named president/general manager of WGN America and the newly formed Tribune Studios, and  Jon
Wax was named senior VP of scripted programming
at WGN America and Tribune Studios.

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