Tribune Broadcasting appoints news chief
Michelle Clancy | 25-04-2014
Tribune Broadcasting has appointed Katherine Green to senior vice president of news. Green will be responsible for overseeing all news production and news operations for Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated stations.
Prior to joining Tribune, Green spent six years at CNN Worldwide where she was most recently senior vice president and managing editor of HLN, responsible for the programming, operation and editorial direction of the network. Prior to that, Green was senior vice president and general manager of CNN International. During her tenure at CNN, she oversaw the launch of nearly two dozen new programmes.
"Katherine is a visionary leader whose background in local broadcasting and news programming will bring value to our station's broadcast and digital newsrooms," said Larry Wert, Tribune's president of broadcast media.
With more than 30 years of experience in television production, Green earlier served as vice president and news director at WTTG-TV in Washington, DC, and was news director at WBAL-TV in Baltimore. She has also held executive level and producer positions at WFLA-TV in Tampa, WNBC-TV and WABC-TV in New York and WTVJ-TV in Miami. Green began her career as a police reporter at WTLV-TV in Jacksonville, Fla.
"Tribune is one of the largest broadcasting companies in America, with a legacy of championing the public's need for information," said Green. "This is a rare and unique opportunity to simultaneously preserve and evolve that legacy for generations to come."
Green has received numerous industry awards, including several Emmy, Peabody, Associated Press and Edward R Murrow Awards. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting News and is midway through earning a Juris Doctorate through the University of Miami School of Law.