Bart Feder, most recently VP of programming at CNN, is joining Tribune as Senior VP of News. Feder will oversee all news operations and production for Tribune’s 42 owned or operated stations. Feder, who will report to Tribune broadcast president Larry Wert, has been a news director or manager at stations across the country including WABC in New York, WHDH in Boston and KOVR in Sacramento.
Feder left CNN in May 2013, as newly-hired CNN Worldwide chief Jeff Zucker began building his executive team. He begins at Tribune March 2.
Here’s the full release from Tribune…
NEW YORK – February 18, 2015 — Tribune Broadcasting today announced the appointment of Bart Feder to Senior Vice President of News. Feder, an accomplished local news leader who most recently served as a top executive at CNN, will be responsible for overseeing all news operations and news production for Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated stations. He will begin his new duties on March 2 and report to Larry Wert, Tribune’s President of Broadcast Media.
With over 25 years of experience in television newsrooms, Feder most recently spent five years at CNN where he was SVP of Current Programming responsible for the operation and editorial direction of all Primetime and Morning News programs, as well as the network’s Investigative, Documentary and Medical Units. Prior to his position at CNN, Feder was Chairman and CEO of The FeedRoom, a pioneer in online video, live streaming and digital asset management for media organizations.
“Bart has a long history of successful newsroom leadership and digital innovation. We are excited to have a content visionary of Bart’s caliber joining our team,” said Wert.
Feder has held executive management positions at WABC/New York, WHDH/Boston, WJXT/Jacksonville and KOVR/Sacramento. He has also held producer positions at WNEV/Boston, and WOR/New York, after serving as a News Writer at CBS Radio and Tribune’s WPIX in New York. He began his career at 1010 WINS Radio in New York. Feder has been honored with numerous local and national journalism awards, including the prestigious DuPont Columbia Silver Baton.
“Tribune has an unparalleled commitment to local news and finding innovative approaches to connect with its communities on every platform. I’m looking forward to working with an outstanding group of news leaders across the country,” said Feder.
Feder holds a Bachelor of Art in Business Management and Economics from the State University of New York at Empire State College. He currently serves on the board of Kula for Karma, which promotes the use of therapeutic yoga into mainstream healthcare.