Tribune Co has appointed Eddy Hartenstein, former CEO of DirecTV as publisher of the LA Times, the paper said Saturday. Hartenstein will oversee Tribune’s largest newspaper in what is the company’s latest move to bring in talent from other media to save the ailing business. Hartenstein, 57, replaces David Hiller, who resigned as publisher in July.
Hartenstein, 57, replaces David Hiller, who resigned as publisher in July. This contiues Sam Zell’s trend of bringing in execs from the radio and television biz to help the company out of its rough times. So far, he has added Randy Michaels from Clear Channel and former XM Chief Creative Officer Lee Abrams, to help run Tribune.