Friday, January 23, 2009

Tribune Broadcasting Appoints Hank Hundemer Senior Vice President/Engineering

CHICAGO, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Broadcasting today named Hank Hundemer senior vice president/engineering. Hundemer also holds the same title for The Other Company, a third-party broadcast management company operated by Tribune Company and Local TV LLC.

"Hank has a tremendous passion for our business that is contagious," said Ed Wilson, President, Tribune Broadcasting. "His expertise and true desire to bring excellence to our stations make him a valuable asset."

Hundemer joined The Other Company and Tribune as vice president/engineering in January, 2008, after 13 years at WKRC-TV, Cincinnati. Prior to WKRC-TV, he worked in the natural gas transportation industry, measuring the flow of gas around the country.

"I joined Tribune because of the clear and concise direction that our leadership provides. We have a vision, we have rock solid goals that I personally believe in and we are having fun," Hundemer said.

Tapped to oversee engineering for Tribune and the Other Company, Hundemer is placing a strong emphasis on attracting the best talent from a diverse array of industries, not just broadcasting. "We have a bright future, with innovative initiatives ready to go. We have so much on our plate right now that we're adding to our team, which I believe is the best team in our industry," Hundemer said.

Hundemer, his wife Janet and dog, Zeke, reside in Bellevue, Ky. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from University of Louisville, Kentucky.

TRIBUNE is America's largest employee-owned media company, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. 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, Morning Call and Daily Press. The company's broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, Chicago's WGN-AM and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience. At Tribune we take what we do seriously and with a great deal of pride. We also value the creative spirit and are nurturing a corporate culture that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Tribune to Deregister Debt Securities With SEC

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company today announced that it has filed a Form 15 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to deregister its debt securities and suspend its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. As a result of the Form 15 filing, the company will no longer be required to file with the SEC certain reports and forms, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K.

Following the consummation of the going-private transaction on December 20, 2007, the company initially remained subject to SEC reporting obligations with respect to its Exchangeable Subordinated Debentures due 2029 (PHONES) listed on the New York Stock Exchange. However, the New York Stock Exchange delisted the PHONES in January 2009 due to the company's chapter 11 filing. Consequently, the company no longer has any securities outstanding that are listed on a national exchange that would require continued SEC reporting.

In making its determination to deregister its debt securities and suspend its SEC reporting obligations, the company considered several factors, including the company's ongoing restructuring efforts in connection with its chapter 11 filing and the continued availability of certain financial information as a result of chapter 11 court filings by the company.

Monthly operating reports and other information about the company will continue to be made available in the company's filings with the bankruptcy court in connection with its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. For more information about the company and its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, visit or, or call 888/287-7568.

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