This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Tribune Names Cherniss President/GM Of WGN America And Tribune Studios

CHICAGO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company today announced that it has named Warner Bros. executive Matt Cherniss as President/General Manager of WGN America and the newly formed Tribune Studios.  Cherniss will be responsible for overall strategy, execution and day-to-day operations at both properties.  At Tribune Studios, he also will oversee the creation and development of original content for WGN America and Tribune's 23 local television stations.  Cherniss will report to Tribune CEO Peter Liguori and transition into his new roles during the next several weeks as the company expands its West Coast presence.

"Matt is known within the creative community for his incredible eye for high-quality, commercial programming, as well as his integrity as a partner and a programmer," said Liguori.  "WGN America and our 23 local stations reach 80 percent of the country and provide a powerful marketing and distribution platform, creating value for programmers, advertisers, and most important, audiences.  Tribune Studios will enable us to participate in the value this platform delivers by developing original content that we own or co-own."

Cherniss, 40, joined Warner Bros. in his current role as SVP/Production in 2011, and oversaw the development and production of such movies as, "300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE," and the upcoming comedy "MAIL ORDER GROOM," starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey, set to begin shooting this summer.

"Tribune has one of the largest station groups in the country, a growing presence in WGN America, and the resources to create and develop top-flight original content," said Cherniss.  "Through WGN America and Tribune Studios we will be looking to attract the most innovative and imaginative creators in the business, as we make a commitment to unique and distinctive programming."

Prior to joining Warner Bros., Cherniss served as EVP/Programming for Fox Broadcasting Company.  His responsibilities included overseeing all of FOX's drama, comedy, and animated development; he also shepherded the development of shows including the Golden Globe winning "Glee," "Raising Hope," and "Bob's Burgers."  As SVP/Original Programming at FX, Cherniss played an integral role in the development of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning "Damages" and the Golden Globe-winning "Nip/Tuck," as well as "Rescue Me," and "Sons of Anarchy."

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,122.20 -405.83 -2.46%
S&P 500 1,927.84 -44.34 -2.25%
NASDAQ 4,683.2210 -93.2870 -1.95%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs