Tribune Names Katherine Green SVP Of News

The former CNN executive will oversee news operations at the group’s 42 stations.

Tribune Broadcasting today appointed veteran TV news executive Katherine Green SVP of news.

Green will be responsible for overseeing all news production and news operations for Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated stations. She will begin her new duties on May 5 and report to Larry Wert, Tribune’s president of broadcast media.

The company said Wert’s appointment of Green completes Tribune Broadcasting’s executive management team which includes Lynda King, COO; Kathy Clements, COO; Sean Compton, president/strategic programming and acquisitions; Angela Betasso, SVP/sales; Devin Johnson, SVP/head of digital media; Steve Farber, SVP/broadcast operations; Toni Falvo, SVP/research; Hank Hundemer, SVP/engineering; Sandra Hasan Arredondo, SVP/human resources; and Michael Tuvell, SVP/CFO.

Prior to joining Tribune, Green spent six years at CNN Worldwide where she was most recently SVP/managing editor of HLN, responsible for the programming, operation and editorial direction of the network.

Prior to her position at HLN, Green was SVP/GM of CNN International. During her tenure at CNN, she oversaw the launch of nearly two dozen new programs.

With more than 30 years of experience in television production, Green earlier was VP-news director of WTTG Washington. Green also served as the news director of WBAL Baltimore. She has also held executive level and producer positions at WFLA Tampa, Fla.; WNBC and WABC in New York; and WTVJ Miami. Green began her career as a police reporter at WTLV Jacksonville, Fla.


Green graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in broadcasting news and is midway through earning a Juris Doctorate at the University of Miami School of Law.

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