Tribune Interactive President David Hiller was named senior vice president/publishing of Tribune Co. on Thursday. Reporting to Tribune Publishing President Jack Fuller, Hiller will oversee Tribune Classified Services, Tribune Media Services, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant, and CLTV, the 24-hour cable news station in Chicago.
All of these groups previously reported directly to Fuller.
Jack Davis remains publisher of the Courant, and will report to Hiller.
Based in Chicago, Hiller, 49, will also continue as president of Tribune Interactive. The company said the expansion of Hiller’s duties will not affect Tribune’s Internet operations.
Tribune President and CEO Dennis FitzSimons praised Hiller for “leading Tribune Interactive to become an important and profitable part of Tribune’s multimedia strategy.”
Hiller became president of Tribune Interactive in May 2000. He will continue to serve on the boards of CareerBuilder, Classified Ventures, and BrassRing — all of which are partially owned by Tribune. He previously served as senior vice president/development and vice president/general counsel for Tribune Co.
The Chicago Tribune; Los Angeles Times; Newsday of Melville, N.Y.; and The Sun of Baltimore report to Fuller. Tribune’s other papers, including its Florida properties, report to Raymond A. Jansen, president, publisher and CEO of Newsday and senior vice president of Tribune Publishing.