Tuesday, January 21, 2020

REPORT: TV VET LIGUORI TO HEAD TRIBUNE

November 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Liguori, who built the News Corp-owned FX cable network into a powerhouse and later, as COO of Discovery Communications, oversaw the launch of Oprah Winfrey’s cable network, will become CEO of Tribune Co. when it emerges from bankruptcy, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times (both Tribune-owned newspapers) reported today (Saturday), citing sources […]

MICHAELS’S CLEAR CHANNEL COHORTS AXED AT TRIBUNE

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Several of ousted Tribune CEO Randy Michaels’s former colleagues from his radio days at Jacor and Clear Channel Communications are following him out the door of the media company. The Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday that they include John Phillips, a former traffic reporter for Clear Channel, whom Michaels had brought on board as director […]

OUSTED TRIBUNE CHIEF PREDICTS HE’LL REBOUND

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels insists that he has been receiving numerous job offers since he was ousted last week but hasn’t made any decision as yet. “My phone’s been ringing,” he told the Wall Street Journal. “There are a lot of people who look past noise and emotions and look at results.” He […]

RANDY MICHAELS OUSTED AT TRIBUNE

October 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Randy Michaels has been ousted as chief executive of The Tribune Company after waging a last-ditch effort to hold on to his job in the face of strident criticism of his crude management style that he brought with him from his years at rock-and-roll radio stations. The New York Times, which had earlier published an […]

REPORT: MICHAELS TO SIGN OFF AS TRIB CEO THIS WEEK

October 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Randy Michaels, the embattled CEO of Tribune Co., emerged from a meeting of the company’s board on Tuesday and figuratively thumbed his nose at reporters who were expecting him to be fired. “I work here today and I’m still working,” he said. The New York Times, which first reported the impending ouster, citing a source […]

TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS JOIN IN DRUBBING MICHAELS

October 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps emboldened by word that Randy Michaels would be resigning under pressure from his post as CEO of the Tribune Co., the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune are reporting new allegations of inappropriate behavior on the part of their outgoing leader. “Several times earlier this year, Michaels and others gathered in the executive […]

REPORT: TRIBUNE SET TO FIRE ITS CEO

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: Tribune CEO Randy Michaels emerged from a meeting of The Tribune Co.’s board of directors Tuesday, remarking to reporters: “I work here today and I’m still working.” The Tribune Company is expected to fire CEO Randy Michaels today (Tuesday), days after Michaels himself dismissed another top executive, Lee Abrams, as its chief innovation officer, […]

ABRAMS FIRED AT TRIBUNE; MORE SHAKEUPS IN STORE?

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Tribune Corp. CEO Randy Michaels has “accepted” Lee Abrams’s resignation as the media company’s chief innovation officer. The departure of Abrams, a former radio consultant, came after a New York Times article disclosed that executives of the company, including Michaels, a former disc jockey, encouraged a fratboy culture at the Tribune and after Abrams sent […]

ABRAMS “SUSPENDED” AT TRIBUNE FOR LATEST MEMO

October 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lee Abrams, the chief innovative officer for the Tribune Co., has been suspended without pay two days after he sent out one of his notorious memos to Tribune employees, this one including a link to a raunchy video clip from TheOnion.com that several Tribune executives and staffers found offensive. Abrams’s memo clearly disregarded a recent […]