Is Longtime WMAQ GM Larry Wert Moving to Tribune?


By Merrill Knox Comment

WMAQ president and general manager Larry Wert may be taking a new job at Tribune Co., Chicago Business Journal reports:

Sources Tuesday said Wert, president and general manager of NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5, could be on the verge of taking a top-level broadcasting job with Chicago-based Tribune Co., which late last year emerged from a lengthy bankruptcy.

The exact role Wert would assume within Tribune Co. could not be immediately determined.

Reached Tuesday afternoon, Wert declined to respond to a question about his interest in a role at Tribune Co. “I have a contract with NBC, and I’m happy here,” said Wert.

Wert has been the general manager at WMAQ since 1998.