Reports: Steve Mosko in Talks for Role With Sinclair

Prepping for a Tribune acquisition, Sinclair could tap the former Sony Pictures Television chair to expand original programming
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Steve Mosko, the former Sony Pictures Television chairman, is reportedly in talks with Sinclair about joining the broadcast group to expand its slate of original programming.

According to a New York Timesreport, Mosko is in preliminary discussions about taking on such a role with Sinclair, which could become a major force in small-screen originals if its acquisition of the Tribune station group is approved by the FCC. The $3.9 billion deal would give Sinclair 223 TV stations that would reach 72% of the country.

The Financial Times first reported the news Sunday. Sinclair declined commenting on the story.

Mosko, who left a 24-year career with Sony last June, is credited with reviving the company’s production output with shows including Breaking Bad and Blacklist. He has had a longtime relationship with the Smith family that controls Sinclair.