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Tribune Names Jim Zerwekh VP/General Manager of KWGN-TV


CHICAGO, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) today named broadcast executive Jim Zerwekh as vice president/general manager of KWGN-TV (WB2), Denver, effective March 8. Zerwekh was previously vice president/general manager at WBZL-TV (WB39), the company's television station in Miami.

"Jim is a proven leader who brings years of experience in virtually every facet of television broadcasting to his new duties at KWGN," said Patrick Mullen, Tribune Broadcasting president. "He's been a programming executive, a station manager, and a general manager, and highly successful in each role. Jim is the ideal fit for the station."

For the past four years, Zerwekh has served as general manager of WBZL-TV, responsible for all aspects of the station. Previously, he was station manager of WGN-TV (WB9), Chicago from 1995 to 2000, and programming director at the station from 1988 to 1995. Prior to joining WGN, Zerwekh was program director at KMSP-TV, Minneapolis.

"Denver is a great market and KWGN has a solid reputation established through years of strong news coverage, solid programming and effective community involvement," said Zerwekh. "I am looking forward to the challenge of building on the station's rich history of success."

A native of Peoria, Ill., Zerwekh holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Illinois State University. He serves on the board of the Broward Workshop and the Florida Association of Broadcasters, and on the broadcast advisory board of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

TRIBUNE (NYSE: TRB) is one of the country's premier media companies, operating businesses in broadcasting and publishing. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with television stations, newspapers and websites in the nation's top three markets. In publishing, Tribune operates 13 leading daily newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday and Spanish-language Hoy, plus a wide range of targeted publications. The company's broadcasting group operates 26 television stations; Superstation WGN on national cable; WGN-AM in Chicago; and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience.

SOURCE  Tribune Company

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