Peter Liguori expected to be named Tribune Co. CEO

Chicago Tribune media writer Robert Channick reports the new owners of Tribune Co. are expected to put Peter Liguori in the chief executive’s chair. Reuters broke the news in September that the 52-year-old TV exec was in “late-stage discussions” for the job.

Liguori is a former top TV executive at Fox and Discovery. The decision to name him CEO ends months of speculation and will usher in a new era for the 165-year-old media giant, which owns newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, and television stations.

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