Lee Abrams Named CIO At Tribune
March 11, 2008 at 9:22 AM (PT)
The sweeping change underway at TRIBUNE COMPANY today took a giant leap as the media company announced the appointment of music and radio industry icon LEE ABRAMS as Chief Innovation Officer.
ABRAMS will be responsible for innovation across TRIBUNE's publishing, broadcasting and interactive divisions, and will assume his duties APRIL 1ST. He is the first person to hold the position in the company's 160-year history.
"There is a remarkable opportunity for TRIBUNE to design the future of American media with passion, intellect, and imagination that meets the spirit of the 21st century," said ABRAMS. "We have the resources to pioneer a new age of information and entertainment that re-invents and enlightens -- and that is exactly what we are going to do!"
Since 1998, ABRAMS has served as SVP/Chief Creative Officer at XM SATELLITE RADIO.