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Peter Liguori (born January 7, 1960) is an American business executive who most recently held the position of President and chief executive officer of Tribune Media; he departed the company at the end of March 2017.[1][2] He was appointed to the positions in January 2013, and is also a member of Tribune Media Company’s board of directors.[3] During his tenure, the company acquired Local TV Holdings, LLC,[4] doubling the size of its local television station group, and Gracenote, combining it with Tribune Media Services to form one of the world’s leading providers of entertainment metadata.[5]

Peter Liguori
Born (1960-06-07) 7 June 1960 (age 59)
NationalityUnited States

Liguori was a member of Yahoo!’s board from 2012 to 2014.[6]

Before Tribune, Liguori served as Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Communications.[7][3] Before joining Discovery in 2009, Liguori served as Chairman of entertainment for Fox, credited with helping the channel FX grow in prominence.[8][9] Prior to assuming that position in 2005, Liguori was president and CEO of News Corp.’s FX Networks since 1998, overseeing business and programming operations for FX and Fox Movie Channel.[3][10]

Liguori joined Fox/Liberty Networks in 1996 as senior vice president of marketing, for a new joint venture, which now includes Fox Sports Net, FX, Fox Sports World, SPEED and National Geographic Channel.[11] Before joining Fox, Liguori was vice president, consumer marketing, at HBO.[12] He also held several positions in HBO’s Home Video Division, including vice president, marketing, and senior vice president, marketing.[12] Before HBO, he worked in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather and Saatchi & Saatchi.[11]

Liguori produced the independent feature film, Big Night.[13]

Liguori was elected to the board of trustees for the Paley Center for Media in October 2014.[14]

In 2013 Liguori left Discovery to become CEO of Tribune Media which owned 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, Chicago’s WGN-AM radio station, several news and information websites and about a third of the Food Network.[15]

In March of 2017 Peter Liguori stepped down as CEO. [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://variety.com/2017/tv/news/tribune-media-peter-liguori-1201969099/
  2. ^ "About Tribune Company". Archived from the original on 14 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Liguori Named CEO of Tribune Company". Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Tribune Closes Local TV Purchase". Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Tribune Buys Gracenote from Sony". Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  6. ^ Womack, Brian (11 April 2014). "Yahoo! Director Peter Liguori to Retire From Company Board". LA Times.
  7. ^ "Ex-Discovery Exec Liguori Named Tribune CEO". Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  8. ^ Channick, Robert (January 18, 2013). "TV executive Peter Liguori takes over as CEO of Tribune Co". Chicago Tribune.
  9. ^ Golum, Rob (January 17, 2013). "Tribune Names Former Fox TV Executive as CEO".
  10. ^ "Liguori Tapped Prexy of FX Net". Retrieved 6 August 1998. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. ^ a b "Peter Liguori". Retrieved 28 January 2001.
  12. ^ a b "Tribune Names Former Fox TV Executive as CEO". Retrieved 28 January 2001.
  13. ^ "Peter Liguori".
  14. ^ "Paley Center for Media Names Ten New Members to Board of Trustees". Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Peter Liguori Named Tribune Co. CEO". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  16. ^ Littleton, Cynthia; Littleton, Cynthia (2017-01-25). "Peter Liguori to Exit as CEO of Tribune Media". Variety. Retrieved 2019-03-09.