Peter Liguori

Title: CEO, Tribune Media

Years in Cable: 20+

Education: Yale University, BA, American History

One Word that Best Describes Me: Mets

 

Dana Zimmer

Title: President, Distribution,
Tribune Media

Years in Cable: 23

Education: BS, Syracuse University and MA,
the American University

One Word that Best Describes Me: Energetic

 

In the studied care of Zimmer and Liguori, Tribune has had a stellar year. With her ability to handle tough negotiations yet retain the respect of those on the other side of the table, Zimmer oversaw not only the company’s retrans agreements with numerous distributors but also, with Liguori, oversaw the conversion of WGN America from a superstation to a basic cable network. The latter finished roughly 14 months ahead of schedule. Liguori also increased the amount of local news programming across Tribune Media’s 42 stations to better serve their respective communities, and added a major new Big 3 affiliate to the Tribune Media family in Indianapolis.

 

Peter Liguori

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson”

My first job: Working for the Police Athletic League cleaning up empty lots

My cable industry mentor and why: Eric Kessler. He was the chief architect of HBO’s original programming direction and
during his time also came up with the great “It’s Not TV, It’s HBO” tagline.

My favorite newfound hobby: Deep Frying. I am working on making THE perfect deep fried chicken.

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is: Great content

My typical breakfast is: Two eggs and chicken sausage split and burnt on both sides.

 

 

Dana Zimmer

My first job: Front desk clerk at Sheeley’s Drug Store

What was the last costume that you wore? Wonder Woman (for Halloween)

Best way to spend a Saturday night: Group dinner

Name of my favorite Spotify playlist: She’s Kinda Hot

New favorite binge: “Making a Murderer”

My cable industry mentor and why: Jeff Shell, because he is the real deal.

My favorite newfound hobby: Yoga

My typical breakfast is: Siggi’s Orange + Ginger yogurt

My Starbucks order: Venti Soy Chai latte

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