CHICAGO, April 30 — Ed Wilson, who has served as Tribune Company’s chief revenue and sales officer since 2009 and as president of Tribune Broadcasting since 2008, announced today that he will step down from both positions effective immediately and be retained as a consultant to the company. “The time is right for both the company and for me to make this move,” said Wilson.  “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 chief executive officer 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,” said Michaels.  “There is a lot of opportunity ahead.”