12.07.2012 08:39 AM
Hearst TV CEO Barrett Adds Chairman Role
Wertlieb promoted to president
NEW YORK–David J. Barrett has been named chairman and CEO of Hearst Television and Jordan Wertlieb has been named president, according to announcement from Hearst Corporation CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr. 

“David has been an important leader at Hearst for nearly 30 years and remains a force in the broadcast industry, championing the digital and mobile future of television news and information,” Bennack said.

“During the last few years, we’ve been working together to increase the service we provide to viewers around the country—on-air, online and via mobile—and the value we bring to local businesses,” Barrett said of Wertlieb. “This was a tremendous year of growth in terms of revenue, and I look forward to working with Jordan to keep that momentum going.”

Barrett was named president and CEO of Hearst-Argyle Television in 2001. He had a six-year tenure as deputy general manager of Hearst Broadcasting and four years as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Hearst-Argyle Television. Barrett joined Hearst in 1984 as general manager of its Baltimore radio stations, later becoming general manager for the Hearst Radio Group and then for WBAL-TV in Baltimore. He is a director of Hearst Corporation, a trustee of the trust established under the will of William Randolph Hearst and a director of the Hearst Foundations.

Wertlieb was named executive vice president of Hearst Television in January 2011, and he served as president and general manager of WBAL-TV since 2005. He joined WBAL-TV in 1999 as general sales manager after joining Hearst in 1993 as national sales manager of WCVB-TV in Boston. Wertlieb began his television career in 1986 as a research analyst at Katz Communications. He became a TV sales account executive at Katz in 1989, representing Hearst Broadcasting, among others.



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Posted by: Anonymous
Fri, 26-21-2012 03:26 PM Report Comment
in a previous potsing, WBAL and Hearst Argyle, their owner, is taking a huge risk getting rid of Limbaugh. Of course you liberals are blind to the fact that there's something called SUBURBIA in major cities. There you find Limbaugh's core audience--rich, affluent, conservative and in most cases white!And Maryland itself has been converting to the right by selecting Bob Ehrlich as governor and they have a popular black Lieutenant Governor in Mike Steele. Of course since he doesn't tow the racist uber left party line like Jesse Jackson and "Screwy" Louie Farrakhan, he's being labeled an uncle tom!Then again, Baltimore has Martin O'Malley as Mayor--he being a Democrat! But Baltimore is not the capitol--Annapolis is. Annapolis is the home of the Naval Academy--there you have a possible audience with Limbaugh--one of our Armed Forces. And Annapolis has a local radio station, 1430 WNAV, which airs O'Reilly, but the for the most part is a music station with local news and Navy sports. The intersting thing about this station is the man who owns it--Pat Sajak--that's right--the host of Wheel of Fortune. Sajak is one of the rare conservatives in Hollywood but doesn't flaunt it unlike those on the left who make outrageous money! When he had his failed talk show in 1989 for CBS, one of his guests--El Rushbo himself. Sure you can talk about WCBM, CBS's FM Talker or say a Clear Channel station, but don't forget about little WNAV. Sajak makes a few bucks hosting "Wheel", why not bring his pal to Annapolis? Sajak by the way has two homes--one in L-A when he tapes Wheel and one in Maryland where his wife and kids live and when he's not taping the show.Just thought I'd throw one more name out--one you'd never expect. A curve ball if you will.




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