On June 7th, FTVLive told you that WPIX (New York) General Manager Rich Graziano was kicked to the curb and replaced by WGN (Chicago) GM Greg Easterly.
Today, Tribune filled the GM hole in Chicago.
The company named Paul Rennie the new GM of WGN. Rennie comes to Chicago from WTTV/WXIN, the Trib's duopoly in Indianapolis.
Here is the internal email that was sent to the staff by Tribune Broadcasting’s president Larry Wert.
I am happy and proud to announce our new leader in Chicago; Paul Rennie. Paul is completing his 13th year with Tribune, and after over 10 successful years at our Seattle duopoly, he has performed admirably as our VP and General Manager in Indianapolis. After only 6 months in his role at our Indy duop FOX/CW, we gave him an athletic challenge of switching the CW to CBS, and getting a news product on the air. Paul and his team had just over 4 months to strategize, build out and make their first impression with CBS 4 news (they also had to protect FOX 59 while launching.) Getting the Indy Colts, and keeping a 3rd station viable (sans the CW) were other wins. Under his leadership, our Indy team has made us all proud.
Additionally, earlier in his career, Paul spent 8 years in various sales roles in Chicago, including WLS TV. He has a strong sense of the Chicago market, and WGN 9/CLTV. He also has many great relationships here.
Please join me in welcoming Paul and his family to his new role in Chicago.
President Tribune Broadcasting
H/T Robert Feder