Tribune Broadcasting

Tribune Broadcasting owns or operates 42 local television stations, reaching more than 50 million households, making us the largest independent station group in the United States, with affiliates representing all of the major over-the-air networks, including CBS, ABC, FOX, NBC, the CW and My TV.

We own local television stations in each of the nation’s top three markets and seven of the top ten. Our FOX and CW affiliates reach more of those viewers than any other affiliate group in the country. In addition, Tribune Broadcasting includes Antenna TV and the THIS TV network, digital channels over the air in more than 88% of the country.

In Chicago, Tribune Broadcasting also reaches audiences over the radio with WGN AM, one of the oldest broadcast stations in the country.

1500

Hours of local news each week

76000

hours of local news each year

Award Winning Journalism

23

Regional Emmy Awards

55

Broadcaster's Association Awards

22

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

2

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

22

PromaxBDA Awards


Reflects awards earned to date in 2015.
14

FOX AFFILIATES

12

CW AFFILIATES

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Sources: Nielsen Universe Estimates 2013-2014, Google Analytics, June 2016 and Nielsen Audio 2014.

Antenna TV

Antenna TV features classic television programs. Launched on January 1, 2011 Antenna TV is available as a digital multicast channel in 131 markets across the U.S. (including 49 of the top 50) reaching 87% of TV households.

THIS TV

THIS TV launched nationally in November 2008 and is the premiere multicast programming service dedicated to movies in the country. Owned by MGM and operated by Tribune Broadcasting, THIS TV reaches more than 130 affiliates covering over 85% of the country.


RADIO


In Chicago, Tribune Broadcasting also reaches audiences through the 50,000-watt radio powerhouse of WGN Radio AM 720. For more than 90 years, “Chicago’s Very Own” WGN Radio has been dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland news, information, entertainment and sports. WGN Radio is the flagship for the Chicago Blackhawks and Northwestern University sports. Additional content including videos, blogs and podcasts are also offered online and through the station’s apps. WGN Radio is one of the oldest broadcast stations in the country. On June 1, 1924 radio operations that had formerly been home to WDAP were converted by the Chicago Tribune to WGN; the new call letters paid homage to the “World’s Greatest Newspaper.” WGN quickly proved itself a pioneer in radio and went on to establish several broadcasting firsts, such as the Memorial Day 500 (later known as the Indy 500), the Kentucky Derby and the live courtroom proceedings of the Scopes Monkey Trial.

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Meet Our Leadership

Larry Wert

President

Kathy Clements

Chief Operating Officer

Sean Compton

President/Strategic Programming and Acquisitions

Bart Feder

SVP/News

Angela Betasso

SVP/Sales

Toni Falvo

SVP/Research

Hank Hundemer

SVP/Engineering

Michael Tuvell

SVP/CFO