A top NBC local TV veteran has been chosen to head up Tribune’s local braodcasting unit, reports B&C.
According to the story by our good friend — and B&C editor — Melissa Grego, "NBCU veteran broadcasting executive Larry Wert has been named president of local broadcasting for Tribune Company, where he will direct strategy and operations of Tribune’s 23 local television stations and WGN Radio in Chicago. He will report directly to Tribune’s newly installed CEO Peter Liguori and continue to be based in Chicago. Wert’s start date has not yet been set.
"A Chicago native, Wert, who has more than 30 years of broadcasting experience, has been with NBCU for 15 years and most recently served as president/GM of WMAQ in Chicago and executive VP, station initiatives, NBC Owned Stations."
The article adds, "Nils Larsen, president of Tribune Broadcasting, will assist Wert in the transition to his new position with Tribune, according to a company news release."