Tribune Announces Outstanding Employee Award Winners for 2010

January 20, 2011

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tribune Company today announced the winners of its Outstanding Tribune Employee Award for 2010. The program is designed to recognize the achievements and significant contributions of individual employees across the company.

This program recognizes an individual or group of individuals from each of Tribune’s business units, the corporate office and other departments for exemplary performance last year. Employees at the level of the manager or below are eligible. The individuals recognized include security personnel at the Los Angeles Times, whose quick action saved the life of an employee, a reporter who excelled at combining technology with watchdog journalism, and the company’s entire technology help-desk. Award recipients will receive $2,500 and a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their talent, innovation and dedication during 2010. Winning teams will share the $2,500 award.

“Across the country, we have dedicated employees working hard day in and day out,” said Don Liebentritt, Tribune’s co-president. “Recognizing and rewarding these individuals for their outstanding performance is important–on behalf of Tribune’s executive team, I congratulate the winners and thank them for their significant contributions to the company.”

Following is a complete list of the award winners.

    WPIX-TV               Chris Mangan, Campaign Manager/Sales
    WGN-TV                Pat Curry, Manager/Assignment Desk
    KTLA-TV               Bridget Meek, Digital Assets Supervisor
    KSWB-TV               Katie Parish, News Production Manager
    KIAH-TV               Martin Calvi, Editor
    KTXL-TV               Karen Hoffman, Administrative Coordinator
    WDCW-TV               Shannon Days, Promotions Producer
    WPHL-TV               Efraim Sosa, National Sales Associate
    WXMI-TV               Chris Koops, Assignment Manager
    WSFL-TV               Rebecca Pico, Asst Traffic Manager
    KRCW-TV               Christopher Bilbao, Writer/Producer
    WPMT-TV               Andy Nitchman, Photo Journalist
                           William Jones, Marcos Barbosa, George Chambers,
                           Jr., James Simmons, Les Waters, Gene Peterson,
    KDAF-TV                Jude Garcia/Engineering
    WTIC/WCCT             Jennifer Bernstein, Video Journalist
    WGNO/WNOL             Harvey Leblanc, Technician/Engineering
    WXIN/WTTV             Stacey Cutshaw, Asst Chief Engineer
    KCPQ/KMYQ             Nancy MacDonald, Traffic Coordinator
                           Ed Mockus, Senior Manager, Credit and Tower
    WGN America            Operations
    WGN Radio             Judy Tarmino, Accounting Manager

    Los Angeles Times     Syed Akbar and Reginald Morgan, Security Officers
                          Manuel Castillo, Lead Electrician/Facilities
    Chicago Tribune       Brian Boyer, Editor of News Applications
    Baltimore Sun         Justin Fenton, Reporter
    Sun Sentinel          Terry Ham, Pressroom Team Leader, USA Today Team
                           Tracey Thomas, Manager of Contracts and other
    Orlando Sentinel       Publications
    Hartford Courant      Alaine Griffin, Reporter
                          Helen Ubinas, Columnist
    Daily Press           Nicole Paitsel, Reporter
    Morning Call          Melissa Smith, Sales Manager

    Tribune Media          Sheela Chandrasekhara, Manager of Finance and
     Services              Strategy
    Tribune Digital       Eric Hill, Manager/Ad Support Trafficking
    Tribune 365           Pat Clifton, Client Services Executive
    Technology            Help Desk Staff
    Corporate Office      Deno Evans, Supervisor of building engineering

TRIBUNE is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, 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, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago’s WGN-AM. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcast properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience.

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