Tribune Publishing Names New Execs as CEO Justin Dearborn Steps Down

By Christine Zosche 

After almost three years as Tribune Publishing’s CEO, Justin Dearborn is stepping down from the role and from his position as the company’s chairman of the board. (Adweek)

The departing executive will be replaced by two successors: Timothy P. Knight, who will take the helm as CEO, and David Dreier, as chairman of the board. (The Wrap)

Dearborn, 49, had been Tribune’s chief executive since 2016 and became chairman last March when the company’s leading shareholder, Michael Ferro, stepped aside amid allegations of sexual misconduct outside of the company. (WSJ)

Also gone is Ross Levinsohn, a former Tribune Publishing consultant turned executive. In August 2017 he became publisher and CEO of what was then the company’s largest and most important property: the Los Angeles Times. (NPR)