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...Michael E. Weiner
, manager of planning and analysis for Tribune Broadcasting Company, has been named director/finance of KCPQ-TV (Q13-FOX), Seattle.The appointment, effective Aug.
will coordinate the station's financial planning, including accounting, accounts payable, payroll, credit and collection, billing and financial analysis.
new role, Mike
brings to KCPQ 11 years of financial experience at Tribune Company, as well as previous knowledge of the Seattle market, Pearson said.This background, coupled with the excellent job he
has done acclimating new stations to the Tribune family, makes him the ideal person to direct KCPQ's financial operations.Mike
will be a great addition to the KCPQ team..Weiner
has served as Tribune Broadcasting manager of planning and analysis since 1997.He
was named the 1998 Tribune Broadcasting Employee of the Year.Previously, he
held various financial positions at KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, including assistant controller and manager of planning.Weiner
joined Tribune Company in 1988 as a senior auditor, where he
served until moving to KTLA in 1993.
Prior to Tribune, Mike
spent four years at Price Waterhouse, now PricewaterhouseCoopers, as a senior auditor.Before that, he
served as an advertising manager and business manager at The Daily Pennsylvanian, an independent college daily newspaper, from 1980 to 1984.Weiner
holds a master's degree from Northwestern's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.He
is a CPA.
Tribune (NYSE : TRB) is a leading media company with operations in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, education and interactive ventures.It is an industry leader in venture partnerships with new-media companies.In 1999, for the second straight year, Tribune ranked No. 1 among its industry peers in Fortune magazine's list of America's most-admired companies.
Tribune Broadcasting owns and operates 17 major market television stations, including national superstation WGN-TV.Tribune reaches more than 75 percent of U.S. television households, including cable and satellite coverage and WBDC-TV in Washington, D.C., which Tribune manages but does not own.