Ed Wilson announced Friday that he will step down from his joint positions as Tribune Co. chief revenue and sales officer and president of Tribune Broadcasting, effective immediately. He’ll become a consultant to Tribune.
"The time is right for both the company and for me to make this move," Wilson said in a statement. "It has been an amazing ride since I came onboard and I’m grateful to Randy Michaels for giving me this opportunity — the future for Tribune is a bright one."
Tribune CEO Randy Michaels praised Wilson for his talent, dedication and hard work. "Our station group and WGN America have made tremendous progress over the last two years under Ed’s leadership — we’ve expanded local news in all our markets, lined up some great new programming that will debut this fall and streamlined our decision-making process," he said.
Wilson became president of Tribune Broadcasting in February 2008 as part of Sam Zell’s new management team, led by Michaels. He was named chief revenue officer in December 2008. Zell acquired Tribune in a leveraged buyout in April 2007.
Wilson previously was president of Fox Television Network. He also held the post of president at both NBC’s and CBS’ domestic distribution divisions.