Peter Liguori

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Peter Liguori is the President and chief executive officer of Tribune Media.[1] He was appointed in January 2013, and is also a member of Tribune Media Company’s board of directors.[2] During his tenure, the company acquired Local TV Holdings, LLC,[3] 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.[4]

He was a member of Yahoo!’s board from 2012 to 2014.[5]

Prior to Tribune, Liguori served as Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Communications.[6][2] Before joining Discovery in 2009, Liguori served as Chairman of entertainment for the Fox, credited with helping the channel FX grow in prominence.[7][8] 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.[2][9]

Liguori joined Fox/Liberty Networks in 1996 as senior vice president, marketing, for a new joint venture, which now includes Fox Sports Net, FX, Fox Sports World, SPEED and National Geographic Channel.[10] Prior to joining Fox, Liguori was vice president, consumer marketing, at HBO.[11] He also held several positions in HBO’s Home Video Division, including vice president, marketing, and senior vice president, marketing.[11] Prior to HBO, he worked in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather and Saatchi & Saatchi.[10]

Liguori produced the independent feature film, “Big Night.”[12]

Liguori was elected to the Board of Trustees for the Paley Center for Media in October 2014.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Tribune Company". Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Liguori Named CEO of Tribune Company". Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tribune Closes Local TV Purchase". Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tribune Buys Gracenote from Sony". Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Womack, Brian (11 April 2014). "Yahoo! Director Peter Liguori to Retire From Company Board". LA Times. 
  6. ^ "Ex-Discovery Exec Liguori Named Tribune CEO". Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Channick, Robert (January 18, 2013). "TV executive Peter Liguori takes over as CEO of Tribune Co.". Chicago Tribune. 
  8. ^ Golum, Rob (January 17, 2013). "Tribune Names Former Fox TV Executive as CEO". 
  9. ^ "Liguori Tapped Prexy of FX Net". Retrieved 6 August 1998. 
  10. ^ a b "Peter Liguori". Retrieved 28 January 2001. 
  11. ^ a b "Tribune Names Former Fox TV Executive as CEO". Retrieved 28 January 2001. 
  12. ^ "Peter Liguori". 
  13. ^ "Paley Center for Media Names Ten New Members to Board of Trustees". Retrieved 9 October 2014.