Who are the new Tribune board members?
BY DAVID ROEDER Business Reporter December 31, 2012 1:46PM
Updated: February 2, 2013 6:19AM
Eddy Hartenstein, president and chief executive officer of Tribune Co. He also is publisher and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Times. Former executive at Hughes Communications, which became satellite TV pioneer DirecTV, where he was chairman until 2004 when the company was sold to News Corp. Hartenstein is a board member at Broadcom Corp., City of Hope, SanDisk and Sirius XM Radio, where he also serves as non-executive chairman.
Craig Jacobson, founding partner at the law firm Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush and Kaller L.L.P. He has practiced entertainment law for 25 years. Jacobson is a director of Expedia Inc.; Aver Media, a privately held Canadian lending institution; and Charter Communications Inc.
Bruce Karsh, president and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management LP, a Los Angeles-based investment management firm. Prior to co-founding Oaktree, Karsh was a managing director and portfolio manager of the TCW Group. He also was assistant to the chairman of Sun Life Insurance Co. of America and of SunAmerica, Inc., its parent. Karsh earlier was an attorney with O’Melveny & Myers. He serves on the board of Charter Communications Inc. and Oaktree Capital Group LLC and is chairman of the investment management company for Duke University.
Ross Levinsohn, former interim chief executive officer at Yahoo Inc. He previously was co-founder and managing director of Fuse Capital, an investment and strategic equity management firm focused on investing in and building digital media and communications companies. Levinsohn previously was president of News Corp.’s Fox Interactive Media. Levinsohn also held senior management positions with AltaVista, CBS Sportsline, and HBO. Levinsohn serves on the board of the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program, Zefr Inc. and Minitime, a social travel site.
Ken Liang, managing director at Oaktree Capital Management LP, a Los Angeles-based investment management firm. Liang has worked with a number of Oaktree’s portfolio companies including Store Capital, Jackson Square Aviation, Tekni-Plex and Taylor Morrison. He previously was Oaktree’s general counsel. He is a former associate at O’Melveny & Myers.
Peter Liguori, former chief operating officer at Discovery Communications, expected to become Tribune Co. CEO. He earlier was chairman of entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Co. and was president and CEO at News Corp.’s FX Networks. He also held jobs at HBO and worked in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather and Saatchi & Saatchi. His board affiliations include The TOPPS Company, MGM, and Yahoo.
Peter Murphy, founder of Wentworth Capital Management. He previously served as president, strategy and development of Caesars Entertainment. He was an operating partner at Apollo Global Management focused on media and entertainment investing and spent 18 years in executive roles at the Walt Disney Co. He is on the board of Dial Global and is a board adviser to DECA TV, a private Internet video company.