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CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company today announced the appointment of Edward Lazarus as the company's Executive Vice President/General Counsel, effective immediately. Lazarus most recently served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),
Julius Genachowski, overseeing policy development and implementation, strategic planning, and agency management.
"Eddie has an incredibly sharp mind, broad legal experience, and he played an important role at the FCC," said
Peter Liguori, Tribune's Chief Executive Officer. "He is the perfect fit as our general counsel and will be a tremendous asset to the company and its media businesses."
Before working at the FCC, Lazarus was a partner and member of the Management Committee at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he chaired the firm's national litigation steering committee. Prior to entering private practice, Lazarus served as federal prosecutor in
"I am deeply honored to have been selected as Tribune's new general counsel," said Lazarus. "This is a company with a storied past and an exciting future, and I'm grateful for the chance to work with Peter, the Board of Directors, the management team, and my fellow employees to help shape Tribune's future."
David Eldersveld, who joined Tribune in 2005 and has served as general counsel since 2010. Eldersveld will remain with the company as a special advisor.
"Dave has done an outstanding job helping guide Tribune's legal efforts as general counsel and the entire company has benefited from his talent and dedication," said Liguori. "I am very pleased he will be staying to tackle new challenges and help with Eddie's transition into his new role."
Lazarus received his B.A. summa cum laude in 1981 and his J.D. in 1987 from
Yale University, where he was note editor of the
Yale Law Journal. After receiving his law degree, Lazarus served as a law clerk to the Honorable William A. Norris on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and thereafter to Associate Justice
Harry A. Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court.
In addition to his career as an attorney, Lazarus is the author of two highly acclaimed books:
Black Hills/White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus the United States, 1775 to the Present and
Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court. His writing has also appeared in publications such as
The Atlantic Monthly,
U.S. News & World Report,
The New York Times,The Washington Post,
The Los Angeles Times and
The Chicago Tribune.
TRIBUNE is one of the country's leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing, and interactive. The company's broadcasting group owns or operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, the national multicast network Antenna TV
Chicago's WGN-AM. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the
Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (
, Orlando Sentinel,Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and
Daily Press. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience.
SOURCE Tribune Company