Close-up: John Reardon

Mar 22, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Tribune Broadcasting has elevated John Reardon to group VP, with increased regional oversight of Tribune-owned TV stations. Mr. Reardon will report to Tribune Broadcasting President Patrick Mullen. Mr. Reardon has been general manager of Tribune’s KTLA-TV in Los Angeles and a regional VP. He will be responsible for Tribune stations in Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Denver, Sacramento, Calif., St. Louis, Portland, Ore., and San Diego as well as the company’s two-station clusters in Seattle and New Orleans. He also will oversee sales for all Tribune television stations. He was named West Coast regional VP in 2001. Mr. Reardon was appointed VP and general manager of KTLA in 1996 after serving as VP and station manager since 1992. Before joining KTLA, Mr. Reardon was director of sales at WGN-TV, Chicago.