Hearst’s Barrett Passes Baton To Wertlieb

Hearst Corp. CEO Steven Swartz today unceremoniously announced that “David Barrett completed at year-end an outstanding 15-year run as CEO of Hearst Television and handed over leadership to his deputy, Jordan Wertlieb, president, and himself a 20-year veteran of the group.”

UNC COMMUNICATIONS LAW AND POLICY COLLOQUIUM

Barrett Doesn’t See ABC Selling Stations

“I’d be surprised … as long as Bob Iger is the CEO of Disney,” says Hearst Television CEO David Barrett, whose group owns 13 ABC affiliates and may be ABC’s most important affiliate group. Barrett and ABC News President Ben Sherwood offered their thoughts on the future of TV news at the University of North Carolina’s Wade Hargrove Communications Law and Policy Colloquium

Golden Mike Gala Raises $375,000

The Broadcasters Foundation of America’s annual Golden Mike Award was presented to Hearst Television’s David Barrett at a black-tie fundraiser on Monday evening.

David Barrett To Receive Golden Mike Award

The Hearst Television chairman-CEO will receive the 2013 Golden Mike Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America on Monday, Feb. 25, in New York.

Barrett, Wertlieb Upped At Hearst TV

David Barrett becomes chairman and CEO, while relinguishing the president title to Jordan Wertlieb, who moves up from executive vice president.

David Barrett To Receive Golden Mike Award

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has chosen the Hearst Television CEO to receive its top honor at a black-tie fundraising gala that will benefit the foundation’s mission of helping broadcasters in need.

CASH FOR SPECTRUM

Barrett: U.S. Shouldn’t Scrap Local TV

A pair of broadcast executives made a pitch in Washington Thursday night for the value of local broadcasting in the face of government calls for them to give up spectrum for wireless broadband. “The work that local stations do in this country is extraordinary and should not be taken for granted,” said David Barrett, president of Hearst TV, which owns 29 TV stations. In addition, Raycom News VP Susana Schuler said broadcasters are best positioned to feed growing news appetite.

NAB To FCC: Keep Retrans Review ‘Fair’

Hearst’s David Barrett, Barrington’s Chris Cornelius and Schurz’s Marci Burdick give FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell a list of questions they say the commission needs to consider as it proceeds with its review of the retransmission consent process. They also urge the FCC to not approach the whole exercise with the assumption that there is a problem that needs to be fixed.

NATPE 2011

Demand For Solid Syndie Fare Still Strong

Station group executives say that with growing multiplatform opportunities for stations, the need for compelling, creative syndicated programming is growing in importance. Said Post-Newsweek Stations’ Alan Frank: “No one does it like television. No one sells emotion like we do.”

JESSELL AT LARGE

Broadcast TV Must Stem Sports Migration

TV station owners and the NAB need to develop a sense of urgency about the vital importance of marquee sports to broadcasting’s future. By allowing ESPN and other cable nets to siphon away top contests like this week’s BCS Championship, the smaller the medium becomes in the eyes of the public, investors and policymakers..

RTDNF To Honor Barrett, Blitzer, Schuler

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation will honor three news leaders for their commitment to the First Amendment and excellence in journalism at the 21st Annual First Amendment Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 10, 2011 in Washington. They are Hearst Television’s David Barrett, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Raycom Media’s Susana Schuler.

RTDNF To Honor Barrett, Blitzer, Schuler

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation will honor three news leaders for their commitment to the First Amendment and excellence in journalism at the 21st Annual First Amendment Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 10, 2011 in Washington. They are Hearst Television’s David Barrett, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Raycom Media’s Susana Schuler.