Our Leadership

Peter M. Kern

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Peter M. Kern has served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Tribune Media Company since March 2017. Kern was appointed to the Tribune Media’s Board 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

Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, Los Angeles Times

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.

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

President
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 currently serves on the NAB TV Board of Directors and the CBS Board of Governors. In 2017, he was named “Broadcaster of the Year” by the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association.

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.

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.