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Former Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin Named CEO of Tribune Publishing

Jack Griffin, the former CEO of Time Inc., has been named the new CEO of Tribune Publishing, the newspaper spinoff of Tribune Company. Griffin spent the last three years serving as CEO of Empirical Media, a consulting firm.

Tribune Publishing will include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Sun SentinelOrlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The spinoff is expected to be completed within the next few months.

“Tribune Publishing is home to some of the country’s most iconic print and digital brands and I’m honored to be able to help guide the evolution of the company to an independent business,” said Griffin, in a statement.

Execs at Tribune Publishing are surely hoping Griffin’s stint as CEO goes over better than his tenure at Time. Griffin joined the publishing house in August of 2010, and by February 2011 he was forced out.

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