LIN TV Names New Execs

LIN TV Corp. has named Bart Catalane senior vice president and chief financial officer; and Robb Richter as vice president of the company's Internet division, a new position responsible for all of LIN TV's online operations.

Catalane has over 25 years of financial and operational experience in the media sector. He previously served as president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Ziff Davis Media Inc. His prior experience also includes chief financial officer of TMP Worldwide Inc., and chief financial officer of ABC Radio Networks, ABC Radio and ABC Broadcasting.

Richter has served as vice president of marketing and sales planning for ShopNBC since 2001, where he managed all marketing functions online and offline, driving sales, traffic and viewership. Prior to ShopNBC, Richter was vice president of DET LLC, a newspaper consulting company.

Both executives will report directly to Vincent L. Sadusky, LIN TV's president and CEO. Sadusky, the company's chief financial officer since 2004, replaced CEO Gary Chapman in July.

"We are pleased to announce these important additions to our management team. Both Bart and Robb have outstanding experience and are innovative thinkers. Their skills and experience complement our existing management team and bring new expertise to help us achieve our goals of growth and efficiency in our traditional broadcasting and digital operations," Sadusky said.

LIN TV owns and operates 30 television stations in 18 mid-sized markets in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The company is based in Providence, R.I.