Internal Email on WMAQ GM Joining Tribune

From: Peter Liguori 

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2:53 PM
Subject: Larry Wert Appointed as President, Local Broadcasting

I'm extremely pleased to let you know today we are announcing the appointment of Larry Wert as President of Local Broadcasting.  Larry will report to me and oversee our 23 television stations and WGN Radio in Chicago.  He will assume his new duties in the near future.  The press release on Larry’s appointment is attached.

Larry has more than 30 years of broadcasting experience, and since 2008 he has served as President, Central & Western Region, NBC Local Media, overseeing five NBC-owned stations: KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, KNTV-TV in San Francisco, KNSD-TV in San Diego, KXAS-TV in Dallas and WMAQ-TV in Chicago.  He joined NBC in 1998 as Vice President/General Manager of WMAQ-TV.

Larry is a skilled leader who knows local television and radio from top to bottom, and understands the importance of our local news operations to the communities we serve.  He will be a great addition to the company.

Nils Larsen, who has overseen our broadcasting division since the summer of 2011 will assist Larry in the transition to his new role.

Please join me in welcoming Larry to the company.