Tribune Interactive today announced the promotion of Jeff Kapugi to chief operating officer, effective immediately. Kapugi, who joined Tribune Interactive in 2008, will be responsible for all aspects of the operations of the company’s publishing, broadcasting and interactive websites. Most recently, Kapugi served as senior vice president/representation for Tribune Interactive.
“Jeff is an important player on our leadership team and an essential part of our future,” said Marc Chase, president of Tribune Interactive. “He’s been driving change efforts for the last two years, churning the pot and keeping us focused on operating effectively and efficiently.”
“We have an incredible opportunity to take the media industry to the next level and I’m excited to help make it happen,” said Kapugi. “My focus will be on implementing innovative efficiencies while maintaining a strong sense of organization.”
Kapugi will replace Nick Cory as chief operating officer.
“Over the last six months, Nick has been serving double duty for the company, leading operations for Tribune Interactive and devoting additional time to the reorganization of certain back-office functions for the company,” Chase explained. “Now he can devote all of his energy to that project.”
Prior to joining Tribune, Kapugi held numerous positions at Clear Channel Radio including vice president/programming, operations manager and program director.