Petry Media’s McAuliff resigns


Tim McAuliff, Petry Media CEO, suddenly resigned earlier this week, with no reason offered to the press. McAuliff's resignation follows the exit earlier this month of Leo MacCourtney, President of Petry's Blair Television. MacCourtney is now EVP/Agency & Advertiser Relations for Katz Television Group. 
SmartMedia observation: We hear the Petry Media Group has not been a very happy group of soldiers of commerce. The Petry/Blair lash up has never been smooth and this is the result. McAuliff and MacCourtney have been together for a number of years but apparently couldn't make peace with Petry Chairman (who now adds CEO title) Earl Jones. The biggest station group that could be in play would be Gannett.