Tribune Taps LA Times Publisher As New CEO

Law360, New York (May 6, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT) -- Media heavyweight The Tribune Co. on Friday named the publisher of its Los Angeles Times newspaper to be president and CEO, as the company's emergence from bankruptcy protection remains trapped between two competing reorganization plans.

In selecting Eddy Hartenstein to take the helm, effective immediately, the company disbanded its four-member executive council, which had taken over executive responsibilities after former CEO Randy Michaels resigned in October amid accusations that he condoned a hostile, sexist workplace.

"The board feels strongly that it is in Tribune’s best interests...
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