Ed Wilson, president of Tribune Broadcasting, has left the company, effective immediately, the company announced Friday, April 30th.
Wilson will continue ties to Tribune as a consultant, the company said. Tribune continues in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Wilson has been president of of Tribune Broadcasting since 2008. Last year he took on the additional responsibilities of chief revenue and sales officer of the parent Tribune Co.
Wilson has a long history in broadcasting. From 1996 unitl 2000 he ran CBS’ syndication division.
Prior to joining Tribune he worked with his friend Bob Cook at Twentieth Century Fox. His last position there was as president of the Fox Television Network.
Here is the announcement Tribune released today:
TRIBUNE COMPANY’S ED WILSON TO STEP DOWN
CHICAGO, April 30, 2010—Ed Wilson, who has served as Tribune Company’s chief revenue
and sales officer since 2009 and as president of Tribune Broadcasting since 2008, announced
today that he will step down from both positions effective immediately and be retained as a
consultant to the company.
“The time is right for both the company and for me to make this move,” said Wilson. “It has
been an amazing ride since I came onboard and I’m grateful to Randy Michaels for giving me
this opportunity—the future for Tribune is a bright one.”
Tribune chief executive officer Randy Michaels praised Wilson for his talent, dedication and
hard work. “Our station group and WGN America have made tremendous progress over the last
two years under Ed’s leadership—we’ve expanded local news in all our markets, lined up some
great new programming that will debut this fall and streamlined our decision-making process,”
said Michaels. “There is a lot of opportunity ahead.”