The Tribune Company is moving fast to reorganize is digital and other divisions in the wake of CEO Randy Michaels resignation nearly two weeks ago. In a staff memo (via Romenesko), the company said it Tribune Interactive is now Tribune Digital. Several positions are being eliminated and nine execs are leaving the company, including Marc Chase, who was president of Tribune Interactive since April 2008. He is being replaced by Don Meek, who moves over from Tribune 365, the company’s national ad sales unit, to take on the role of EVP/Tribune Digital.
In making the changes, it appears that the chief innovation officer post that was occupied by Lee Abrams, who resigned just before Michaels stepped down, has been done away with.
Like Michaels, Chase arrived at Tribune from Clear Channel (OTCBB: CCMO), where he served as SVP for programming.
Michaels himself was replaced by a four-person office of the president, which includes Eddy Hartenstein, president and publisher of the Los Angeles Times, and Tony Hunter, president and publisher of the Chicago Tribune Media Group. Meek will report to Hunter on a daily basis. Me