Tribune Names Sunbeam EVP Group Operations

By Kevin Eck 

Tribune Broadcasting has named Chris Wayland vp of group operations.

Starting September 19, Wayland will report to Tribune’s president of Broadcast Media Larry Wert and svp and COO Kathy Clements.

“Chris has acquired unique industry experience with Sunbeam developing and executing strategies to grow both advertising and distribution revenue,” said Wert. “He is a perfect solutions-oriented fit to join Tribune Broadcasting’s management team.”


Wayland comes from Sunbeam Television where he was evp and GM of WSVN in Miami and WHDH-WLVI in Boston. He was promoted from his position as the stations’ gsm. Prior to Sunbeam, he was director of sales for Comcast Spotlight

“I am thrilled to start the next chapter in my career and join Tribune Broadcasting,” said Wayland. “It is an incredible opportunity to work with Larry Wert and the talented team he has in place. Larry has a clear vision for the growth of Tribune Broadcasting and I look forward to helping execute that plan.”