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Tribune Media Names IT Veteran David Ulmer as Chief Technology Officer

Jul 28, 2016

CHICAGO, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO) today announced the appointment of David Ulmer as chief technology officer, responsible for the development and execution of the company's strategy for information technology and for overseeing the management of its technology systems and infrastructure.  Ulmer, who has been serving as the company's interim-CTO since late June, will continue reporting to the company's Chief Financial Officer, Chandler Bigelow.

"David has quickly integrated himself into our organization and his leadership, expertise and experience have already had a significant impact on the continuing transformation of our IT systems and infrastructure," said Bigelow.  "We're extremely pleased to have him here in a long-term capacity."

Prior to joining Tribune Media, Ulmer held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility for Sotheby's, where he served as Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for more than a dozen years.  While at Sotheby's, Ulmer led the development of the company's overall strategic planning process and chaired the Information Technology Steering Committee, responsible for Sotheby's day-to-day operations and long-term strategic plan for IT.  Before joining Sotheby's in 1997, Ulmer held a series of positions in information technology and systems management with Numetrix, Pillsbury/Haagen-Dazs, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

"During my brief time here, I have come to understand and appreciate the significant IT transformation that has already taken place at Tribune Media and the many talented people within the company behind it," said Ulmer.  "I'm looking forward to continuing to develop and deploy cutting-edge next-generation solutions to our technology systems and infrastructure needs."

Ulmer graduated from Southern Connecticut State University and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a doctorate degree in computing from Pace University.

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world's leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information, please visit


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