Tribune Company Appoints Edward Lazarus As General Counsel
Appointee is Former Chief of Staff at the FCC
CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2013
CHICAGO, Jan. 29,2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company today announced the
appointment ofEdward Lazarus as the company'sExecutive Vice
President/General Counsel, effective immediately. Lazarus most recently
served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Federal
CommunicationsCommission(FCC), Julius Genachowski, overseeingpolicy
development and implementation, strategic planning, and agency management.
"Eddiehas an incredibly sharp mind,broadlegal experience,andhe 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 willbe a
tremendous asset to the company and its media businesses."
Beforeworking at the FCC,Lazaruswas a partner and member of the Management
Committee at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he chaired the
firm'snationallitigation steering committee. Prior to entering private
practice, Lazarus served asfederal prosecutor in Los Angeles.
"I am deeply honored to have been selected asTribune's new general
counsel,"said Lazarus. "This is a company witha 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 fellowemployees to help shape
Lazarus succeeds David Eldersveld, who joined Tribune in 2005 and has served
as general counsel since 2010. Eldersveldwill remain with the company as a
"Dave has done an outstanding job helping guide Tribune's legal efforts as
general counseland the entire companyhasbenefited from his talent and
dedication," said Liguori. "I amverypleased 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 authorof two highly
acclaimed books:Black Hills/White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus the United
States, 1775 to the PresentandClosed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of
the Modern Supreme Court. His writing has also appeared in publicationssuch
asThe Atlantic Monthly,U.S. News & World Report,The New York Times,The
Washington Post,The Los Angeles TimesandThe 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 and Chicago's
WGN-AM. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the Los
Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South
Florida), 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
Contact: Gary Weitman, SVP/Corporate Relations, +1-312-222-3394 (Office),
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