Leadership Change at Tribune’s New York Station

By Kevin Eck 

Rich Graziano has been replaced as GM of New York’s Tribune CW affiliate WPIX.

Tribune has named Greg Easterly svp of Group Operations and interim-general manager of WPIX effective immediately.

“Rich Graziano has had a great run with Tribune Broadcasting and has decided to move on—we thank him for his many contributions to the company,” said Larry Wert, Tribune Broadcasting’s president of Broadcast Media. “Greg Easterly has achieved tremendous success everywhere he’s worked. He is an experienced leader who understands local audiences and what they will respond to, and he knows news, sports and local broadcasting backwards and forwards. He is the perfect choice to lead the team at PIX as his first assignment in his new role.”

Easterly was GM of Tribune’s WGN in Chicago and CLTV, Tribune Broadcasting’s Chicago-based regional cable news channel. He’s also worked at KNXV in Phoenix, KJRH in Tulsa, and KBMT in Beaumont, TX.

Graziano was named GM of WPIX in November 2103. He was president and GM Tribune-owned WTIC-WCCT in Hartford, Conn. and publisher, president and CEO of The Hartford Courant before that.