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.