Tribune Co.’s New CEO Chats with KTLA

Tonight on KTLA, both the intro and content of one particular report hit closer to home than usual. As anchor Micah Ohlman put it, “Cher Calvin is here now with the face of Tribune’s future…”

It’s a good-looking, 52-year-old face, framed by prominent black eyebrows. When Calvin asked newly appointed Tribune Co. CEO Peter Liguori, formerly with FOX Broadcasting, Discovery Communications and OWN, “What changes can loyal KTLA viewers expect?”, he answered the best possible programming and some real risk-taking. Shortly thereafter, Calvin intoned: “So stay tuned as KTLA, Tribune and you continue making media history!”

Liguori and the rest of the newly constituted seven-member Tribune board met for the first time yesterday in Los Angeles. The company, which Liguori delightfully dubs “a 165-year-old startup,” encompasses 23 TV stations in 19 markets and a dozen metropolitan newspapers including the LA Times.