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David J. Barrett Named Chairman, Jordan Wertlieb Named President of Hearst Television

Hearst Television has announced two promotions: David J. Barrett has been named chairman and CEO and Jordan Wertlieb has been named president. Both promotions are effective immediately.

Barrett was named CEO of Hearst-Argyle Television in 2001 and continued in that role when the company was re-named Hearst Television in 2009. He joined Hearst as general manager of the company’s Baltimore radio stations in 1984.

In a statement announcing the promotions, Hearst Corporation CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr. called Barrett “an important leader at Hearst.” Read more

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Hearst, WCVB Celebrate Anniversaries at Joint Party

Hearst threw a party at Boston’s Museum of Fine arts Thursday night to celebrate two milestone events: Hearst turning 125 and WCVB, the company’s ABC affiliate, turning 40.

The event, which was attended by 250 guests, included a private screening of Citizen Hearst at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Among the attendees: musician John Legend, Hearst CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr., WCVB general manager Bill Fine, anchor Susan Wornick, traffic reporter Dorothy Krysiuk, past general manager Paul LaCamera, reporter Liam Martin (pictured left), anchor Emily Riemer (pictured center) and meteorologist JC Monahan (pictured right).

More pictures after the jump… Read more

Hearst Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Hearst, which owns 29 TV stations across the country, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this week.

“This year marks an extraordinary milestone birthday for us,” Hearst CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr., who has been with the company for 50 years, said in a recent letter to his colleagues.  “Hearst has now informed, inspired and entertained people for 125 years!”

Looking back at the company’s accomplishments, Bennack pointed out that “Hearst advanced TV’s progress forward when it connected viewers of WBAL in Baltimore to color TV as early as 1952.”

Hearst stations, including WBAL, are now running a banner atop their websites celebrating the company’s 125 years.