23 Oct Tribune Names Donna Granato as VP/Corporate Finance & Investor Relations
Tribune Company today announced the appointment of Donna Granato as Vice President/Corporate Finance and Investor Relations. Granato will be responsible for all aspects of investor communications and will work with the company’s executive team on a broad range of strategic, financial and operational initiatives. Granato assumes her new duties immediately; she will report to Steven Berns, Tribune’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
“Donna is a great addition to the Tribune team,” said Berns. “Her talent and experience in a variety of roles at different companies within the media sector is a terrific fit for the company.”
Prior to joining Tribune, Granato held financial and operational roles of increasing responsibility in such areas as investor relations, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. She has deep media and communications experience, having worked at CBS, Viacom, Interpublic Group, MDC Partners and Omnicom. She also spent two years as a media investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney.
Granato is a certified public accountant. She graduated from Rider University’s undergraduate accounting program and earned an MBA from New York University.
“Tribune is an iconic brand with a rich history in media communications,” said Granato. “I am thrilled to be joining the team at this extremely exciting time for the company.”
TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. TRIBUNE MEDIA is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in 72 million households, Tribune Studios, and Tribune Digital Ventures, including the websites Zap2it and TVByTheNumbers, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. TRIBUNE MEDIA also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media.
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