Tribune Interactive Taps Former Clear Channel Exec to Head Up Local Interactive Sales

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By: E&P Staff

Kim Johnson has been named senior vice president of local sales at Tribune Interactive, the company said today in one of what is fast becoming its trademark lighthearted releases.

“The promotions department was testing a new online content program, and somehow her entry form ended up in our human resources department,” Marc Chase, Tribune Interactive president, said in a statement. “The rules said we had to pick a winner, and it was easier to give her a job than explain it was an accident.”

Johnson was the founding sales leader of Clear Channel Radio’s Internet initiative. She also worked for Entercom Communications and Citadel Broadcasting.

“I thought I was entering a contest to win tickets to a Guns ‘N’ Roses reunion show, but an invite to this party is even better,” Johnson said in a statement.

Johnson, a former waitress at “Knockers — The Place for Hot Racks and Cold Brews” according to Tribune, added: “I once won a contest at the restaurant up-selling shots to guys who asked for beer — how different can this be?”

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