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Tribune SVP of Local Media Departs

SteveCharlierSteve Charlier, senior vice president of local media for Tribune Broadcasting has left the company.

Robert Feder reports Charlier is leaving to launch a multi-platform media company. “That means I can finally experiment with some of my ‘less than traditional ideas’ as an entrepreneur,” Charlier told Feder.

This is the second move within Tribune this month. Last week Larry Wert, who was named president of broadcast media for Tribune in February, appointed Steve Farber senior vice president of operations for the company.

Charlier started at Tribune in 2008 as SVP of news and operations. Before coming to Tribune, he was vice president and news director at KOVR and KMAX in Sacramento, CA.

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After a Year as Acting GM of WGN, Steve Farber Named SVP of Operations for Tribune

steve farberSteve Farber, who was appointed acting general manager of Tribune Broadcasting’s flagship station WGN last year, has been named senior vice president of operations at Tribune, Chicago media reporter Robert Feder reports:

Larry Wert, president of Tribune Broadcast Media, announced Wednesday that he has appointed Farber senior vice president/operations, overseeing the company’s digital networks, Antenna TV and THIS-TV, and “The Bill Cunningham Show” in syndication. Before he was named acting general manager of WGN in September 2012, Farber had been vice president of programming operations for Tribune Broadcasting.

Few expected Farber to get the top job permanently when he was tapped by Wert’s predecessor to step in for Marty Wilke, who left to become president and general manager of CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2.

Wert, who took over as president of Tribune’s expanding station group last February, has ties to numerous past and present broadcast executives who no doubt would jump at an offer to run the company’s flagship in Chicago. No word on a time frame for filling the vacancy.

The Chicago Tribune reports Farber will continue as acting general manager at WGN until a successor is named.

Steve Farber Named Acting General Manager of WGN

After today’s general manager shake-up in the Chicago market, Tribune Broadcasting has moved swiftly to fill the role left vacant by departing WGN general manager Marty Wilke.

Steve Farber will take over immediately as acting general manager of the Chicago CW affiliate. He is the current vice president of programming operations for Tribune. Farber steered the integration of WGN and CLTV, Tribune’s 24-hour cable news operation in Chicago, as the channel’s vice president of operations in 2009.

“Steve Farber is the perfect choice to step in now and lead the talented people at WGN-TV,” Tribune president Nils Larsen said in a statement.  “He’s very familiar with the station’s staff and operations and can assume his new responsibilities without missing a beat.” Read more