Publishers were coming and going today at two major media outlets.
Tribune Publishing Chief Executive Justin Dearborn stepped down after three years, the newspaper company announced Thursday. Chicago newspaper executive Tim Knight was named CEO. He was formerly president of the company and will also join the Tribune Publishing board.
Board member David Dreier replaces Dearborn as Tribune Publishing chairman. Ross Levinsohn and Mickie Rosen, the CEO and president, respectively, of Tribune Interactive, the digital arm of Tribune Publishing, are also leaving.
Levinsohn joined Tribune Publishing in 2017 as publisher and CEO of The Los Angeles Times, which was owned by Tribune at the time. He was placed on leave in January 2018 after reports surfaced that he was a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits while at other media companies.
Levinsohn was reinstated in February 2018 and shifted to a new role as head of Tribune Publishing’s digital business unit.
The moves come as Tribune is on the block.
Elsewhere, News Corp. has named Sean Giancola as publisher and CEO of the New York Post, replacing Jesse Angelo, who is departing the company. Michelle Gotthelf will become Digital Editor-in-Chief of the Post.
Giancola is the current chief revenue officer at the Post, responsible for revenue operations across all lines of business, including the print editions of the newspaper and Alexa, NYPost.com, PageSix.com, Decider.com, and Post Studios. He joined the Post in 2015.
The Post is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the US.