Our Leadership

Peter M. Kern

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Peter M. Kern was appointed to Tribune Media’s Board of Directors in October 2016.

Kern serves as Chairman of the Board of Hemisphere Media Group, and Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, LP, a media-focused private equity firm.  He has spent more than 20 years investing in, advising and operating media companies in the cable, broadcast, digital, and publishing industries. Kern also serves on the board of Expedia, Inc., and a number of private companies.

    Board of Directors

    Bruce A. Karsh

    Chairman of the Board

    President, Co-Chairman, Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

    Craig A. Jacobson

    Founding partner at the law firm of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush and Kaller L.L.P.

    Peter M. Kern

    Chairman of the Board of Hemisphere Media Group, and Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, LP

    Ross Levinsohn

    Executive Chairman, and member of the Board of Directors, Scout Media

    Peter E. Murphy

    Founder of Wentworth Capital Management

    Laura R. Walker

    President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Public Radio

    Executive Management

    Chandler Bigelow

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Chandler Bigelow was named Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer in February 2016, and oversees the company’s equity investments and its real estate portfolio.  He served as the company’s Chief Business Strategies and Operations Officer from June 2013 until that the time of his appointment as CFO.

    Matt Cherniss

    President/General Manager
    WGN America and Tribune Studios

    Matt Cherniss was appointed President and General Manager of Tribune Media Company’s cable network WGN America and Tribune Studios in spring 2013.  He is responsible for overall strategy, execution and day-to-day operations at both properties. At Tribune Studios he oversees the creation and development of original content for WGN America and Tribune Media Company’s 42 owned or operated local television stations.

    Edward P. Lazarus

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Secretary

    Eddie Lazarus was appointed Executive Vice President/General Counsel in January 2013, and added the title and duties of Chief Strategy Officer in February 2016. He previously served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, from June 2009 to February 2012. In that capacity, he oversaw policy development and implementation, strategic planning, communications, legislative and intergovernmental affairs, and agency management.

    Larry Wert

    Broadcast Media

    Larry Wert was appointed President/Broadcast Media in February 2013.  He is responsible for overseeing the strategy and day-to-day activities of Tribune Media Company’s 42 owned or operated television stations, their related websites, and the company’s Chicago radio station WGN-AM.  Wert was appointed to the NAB TV Board of Directors in April 2015.

    Dana Zimmer

    President, Distribution
    Tribune Broadcasting

    Dana Zimmer serves as President of Distribution for Tribune Broadcasting, a multi-platform content and distribution powerhouse.  She oversees distribution of the company’s broadcast and television content portfolio to the cable, satellite and telco industries.  Zimmer is responsible for a distribution network including 42 local television stations and superstation WGN America and reaching more than 80 percent of the country.  She leads strategy, execution and day-to-day management of Tribune Media Company’s relationships with all of its distribution partners.

    Josh Cogswell

    Chief Product Officer

    Josh Cogswell joined Tribune Media Company as Chief Product Officer in May 2015. He is responsible for developing and driving digital strategy, execution, and product development across the company.

    David Ulmer

    Chief Technology Officer

    David Ulmer was appointed Tribune Media’s Chief Technology Officer in July 2016.  He had been serving as the company’s interim-CTO since late June.  He is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s strategy for information technology and for overseeing the management of its technology systems and infrastructure.

    Gary Weitman

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations

    Gary Weitman was named senior vice president/corporate relations in 2008, and he has served as the company’s chief communication officer since late 2007.