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SOURCE Tribune Broadcasting
CLEVELAND, June 9, 2104 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Broadcasting today announced the appointment of Paul Perozeni as Vice President & General Manager of WJW FOX 8 in Cleveland, one of the strongest FOX affiliates in the country. Perozeni's promotion is effective immediately and he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the station, including strategic planning and day-to-day operations. He will report to Lynda King, COO, Tribune Broadcasting.
Perozeni joined WJW in 1999 as the National Sales Manager and was quickly elevated to Vice President/General Sales Manager, a position he held for 13 years. During his tenure as VP/GSM, Perozeni was responsible for the sales management and revenue for the station and its digital properties. Under his leadership, WJW increased market share, maximized the development of new business and consistently exceeded revenue goals.
"Paul is truly one of 'Cleveland's Own' and he, as much as anyone, has a deep appreciation for and awareness of the legacy, tradition and commitment of WJW to the city of Cleveland and all of Northeast Ohio," said King. "He is the perfect choice to lead WJW Fox 8 for years to come."
Prior to joining WJW, Perozeni held sales executive positions at Petry Television, where he represented 120 television stations. Previously Perozeni was an account executive at WUAB in Cleveland. He began his career in media as a newsbreak announcer and board engineer at WCLV-FM in Cleveland.
"It's truly a privilege, honor and blessing to have been selected to lead one of the most respected stations in the country," says Perozeni. "Having grown up watching FOX 8 and being a part of the station these past 15 years, I couldn't be more thrilled to help shape our future-I'm looking forward to getting started."
Perozeni holds a Masters in Communications Management from John Carroll University and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Akron, where he graduated with honors. While an undergrad, Perozeni was selected for a prestigious national ITRS fellowship.
Perozeni currently serves as an adjunct professor at John Carroll University and Cuyahoga Community College where he teaches Journalism and Mass Communications.
TRIBUNE (OTC:TRBAA) is one of the country's leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing, and interactive. The company's broadcasting group owns or operates 42 television stations, WGN America on national cable, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, Tribune Studios and Chicago's WGN-AM. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience.
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