After Rich Graziano decides to leave, Tribune Broadcasting puts the former GM of its WGN Chicago in change in New York as interim GM and promotes him to SVP of group operations.
Tribune Names Greg Easterly WPIX GM/SVP
Tribune Broadcasting today appointed Greg Easterly senior vice president of group operations. He will begin his duties by immediately assuming responsibility for the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of WPIX-TV in New York as interim general manager.
Easterly succeeds Rich Graziano who has decided to leave Tribune Media after a 17-year career with the company. “Rich Graziano has had a great run with Tribune Broadcasting and has decided to move on—we thank him for his many contributions to the company,” said Larry Wert, Tribune Broadcasting’s president of broadcast media.
“Greg Easterly has achieved tremendous success everywhere he’s worked,” said Wert. “He is an experienced leader who understands local audiences and what they will respond to, and he knows news, sports and local broadcasting backwards and forwards. He is the perfect choice to lead the team at PIX as his first assignment in his new role.”
Since April 2014, Easterly has been president-GM of WGN Chicago and CLTV, Tribune Broadcasting’s Chicago-based regional cable news channel.
From 2007 until his appointment at WGN, Easterly was president-GM of Tribune’s WJW-TV Cleveland. For 10 years prior to that, Easterly was the station’s VP-news director.
Easterly has also held news executive positions at KNXV Phoenix; KJRH Tulsa, Okla.; and KBMT Beaumont, Texas.
Easterly holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from Abilene Christian University in Texas, and in 2002 was awarded the school’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement.