General Manager Marty Wilke Adds Responsibility for CLTV;
Steve Farber Named VP/Operations for WGN and CLTV
Tribune Broadcasting today announced that Marty Wilke, vice president and general manager of Chicago’s WGN-TV will expand her duties and assume oversight responsibility for CLTV, Chicago’s cable news station. Steve Farber, who has served as CLTV’s general manager since 2006, has been named vice president/operations for both stations. Both appointments are effective immediately.
“Marty and Steve make a great team—they’re talented, dedicated and extremely innovative,” said Jerry Kersting, Tribune Broadcasting’s chief operating officer. “In addition, they’ve gotten some valuable experience working together following CLTV’s move to WGN’s facilities last fall.”
Wilke was named WGN-TV’s vice president and general manager in September 2008, and has overseen the expansion of the station’s news programming, including the launch of a weekday hour-long 5 p.m. local newscast, and the addition of a mid-day newscast at 11 a.m. Wilke joined WGN in 1996 as a local sales account representative.
“The WGN/CLTV partnership has already strengthened our position as Chicago’s local news leader across all platforms,” said Wilke. “There is a lot more opportunity ahead as we work together to build these great brands.”
In his new role, Farber will manage key operational initiatives for WGN-TV and CLTV, as well as taking on special projects for Tribune Broadcasting and its station group. “Our viewers and advertisers depend on our programming,” said Farber. “We look forward to creating new ways for audiences to connect with local content.”