Sean Compton Pres./Programming At Tribune
May 4, 2010 at 12:17 PM (PT)
TRIBUNE BROADCASTING has named SEAN COMPTON President/Programming. COMPTON, who has served as TRIBUNE BROADCASTING’s SVP/Programming and Entertainment since 2008, will oversee programming decisions for the company’s 23 television stations, its national cable station, WGN AMERICA, and WGN-A/CHICAGO.
"SEAN is one of the most innovative thinkers and strategic programmers in the industry," said Pres. JERRY KERSTING. "He’s been turning around the attitude at our station group and at WGN AMERICA by securing some outstanding syndicated programming -- and better programming means better ratings. He’s making a huge difference in our success."
"We’ve made huge progress at our station group and at WGN AMERICA," said COMPTON. "Our FALL 2010 and 2011 line-ups will have great new shows that will continue to grow our ratings and improve the image of our stations."