Tribune Publishing, a division of Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB), today named Howard Greenberg as president and chief executive officer of Sun Sentinel Company, and publisher of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Greenberg succeeds Robert (Bob) Gremillion, who has been promoted to executive vice president of Tribune Publishing. The changes are effective immediately.
Greenberg has served as senior vice president/general manager at Sun-Sentinel Company since April 2005, overseeing the circulation, marketing, operations, technology, niche publications and finance and planning divisions. Recently, he has also been responsible for overseeing the company’s advertising and human resources divisions.
“Howard’s talent, dedication and familiarity with the Sun-Sentinel and South Florida, established during 23 years with the newspaper, make him the ideal person to step into this position,” said Gremillion. “He has the respect of his colleagues, and he knows and understands the community.”
Greenberg held a variety of management positions in circulation and operations at the Sun-Sentinel between 1984 and 2005, when he was named to his current role.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead an organization that is so highly valued in the community,” said Greenberg. “I look forward to working with the entire Sun-Sentinel team in serving our readers and advertisers.”
As executive vice president/Tribune Publishing, Gremillion will oversee four of the company’s newspapers: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Baltimore Sun and Hartford Courant. He will report directly to Dennis FitzSimons, Tribune’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.
“These last 10 years have been the most exciting of my career,” said Gremillion. “I will truly miss waking up every day as the publisher of the Sun-Sentinel. I’m gratified, though, to leave it in good hands with Howard and the strong team we’ve developed there.”
Gremillion has served as president, publisher and chief executive officer of Sun-Sentinel Company since April 1997; he took on oversight responsibility for the Baltimore Sun and the Hartford Courant in May 2005.
Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager of Tribune Regional Programming from 1990 to 1997, and oversaw the launch of CLTV in Chicago, one of the nation’s first 24-hour local news and information cable channels. Gremillion joined Tribune in 1983 when the company acquired WGNO-TV in New Orleans. He served as WGNO’s station manager from 1985 to 1992.
“Bob’s forward-looking leadership at the Sun-Sentinel produced outstanding results,” said FitzSimons. “In addition, the experience he’s gained in 23 years as a key member of our publishing, interactive and broadcast groups makes him uniquely qualified for this important new role.”