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May 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The new president of Tribune Broadcasting has vowed to shake things up at its 23 owned-and-operated TV stations. Jerry Kersting, who was appointed to the post on Monday, said in a statement, “We intend to shake up traditional local television news by doing things differently and giving viewers innovative broadcasts and a clear choice in our markets. Every night, people turn on their local news and see the same thing wherever they flip the channel. We intend to change that.” Kersting did not indicate what sort of changes he has in mind or, given Tribune’s continued financial crisis, who’s going to pay for them. Tribune operates 23 television stations, including WGN-TV in Chicago and KTLA in Los Angeles.