Privately held Tribune Co named Chandler Bigelow as chief financial officer, effective immediately.
Bigelow, who has been its vice president/treasurer since 2003, succeeds Don Grenesko, who is retiring, the company said.
The debt-laden newspaper publisher and broadcaster went private in a buyout last year led by real estate tycoon Sam Zell.
Grenesko, who served as the company's CFO for the past 17 years, and Bigelow were instrumental in closing its going-private transaction, the company said.
(Reporting by Ratul Ray Chaudhuri in Bangalore; Editing by Deepak Kannan)