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Larry Wert named president of Tribune Co. local broadcasting

Veteran Chicago broadcasting executive Larry Wert has been named president of local broadcasting for Tribune Co.

The announcement Wednesday puts Wert in charge of Tribune Co.’s 23 television stations, including WGN-TV in Chicago, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles and WPIX-TV in New York, as well as WGN Radio in Chicago.

His responsibilities will not include managing national cable channel WGN America.

Wert, who has been president and general manager of NBC-owned WMAQ-Ch.5 since 1998, is expected to move across the street to Tribune Tower to assume his new role within the next several weeks.

WGNTV’s Dan Ponce spoke with him there on Wednesday.

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3 Comments to “Larry Wert named president of Tribune Co. local broadcasting”

    Jane said:
    February 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Thank you for having the courage to keep the ashes on your forehead during the interview!

    Tired of the Morons said:
    February 14, 2013 at 5:51 AM

    Now get rid of Brandmeir and the boring idiot at noon.

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