Steve Farber, vice president of programming operations at
Tribune Broadcasting, has been named acting general manager at WGN Chicago
following Marty Wilke's move to CBS-owned WBBM. Farber formerly was VP/general
manager of CLTV, Tribune Broadcasting's 24-hour cable news operation in
"Steve Farber is the perfect choice to step in now and
lead the talented people at WGN-TV," said Nils Larsen, Tribune Broadcasting
president. "He's very familiar with the station's staff and operations and
can assume his new responsibilities without missing a beat."
Farber spearheaded the integration of CLTV into WGN-TV in 2009, and served as
VP/operations for WGN-TV/CLTV for two years.
WGN is a CW affiliate.
"WGN-TV is a special place with a proud history and a
unique relationship with viewers in Chicago and around the country," said
Larsen. "The station has a strong team of broadcast professionals that has
established deep roots in the community, award-winning local news programming,
and a consistent record of success with viewers and advertisers. Marty Wilke
has ably led this team since 2008, and we wish her well."