Former CNN Executive Will Join Company Today
Tribune Company today announced the appointment of Christa Robinson, formerly CNN Worldwide’s top communications executive, as the company’s Chief Communications Officer. Robinson will begin her new duties immediately and will report to Tribune’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Peter Liguori.
“Christa brings a depth of experience in media, corporate communications and government affairs that will be vital in this new role,” said Liguori. “I am delighted to have her join our senior management team as we gear up for a transformative 2014 at Tribune.”
Prior to joining Tribune, Robinson was at CNN from 1999-2013, where she led communications and public relations for all CNN Networks and digital platforms. In 2003, she was named Senior Vice President of public relations and, beginning in 2007, was also a member of the CNN Worldwide executive team.
Before CNN, Robinson served at the Clinton White House where she was the Director of Communications for the Domestic Policy Council. She previously served as the White House liaison to the law enforcement community and worked on crime policy, health care reform and other domestic initiatives.
“I am thrilled to be joining Tribune’s management team during this dynamic period,” said Robinson. “The strength of the company’s legacy media brands, combined with the expansion of broadcasting and new content initiatives, create a tremendous opportunity to position Tribune for its next successful chapter.”
Robinson will be based in Tribune’s New York offices. Gary Weitman, Senior Vice President/Corporate Relations, will be based at the company’s Chicago headquarters.
“Gary has done a great job leading Tribune’s communication efforts for the last 13 years and he will be a terrific partner for Christa as she comes aboard,” said Liguori.