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Tribune Media Co (TRCO.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Kern

49 2017 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director

Chandler Bigelow

48 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gavin Harvey

2017 Interim President of WGN America

Lawrence Wert

60 2013 President - Broadcast Media

Edward Lazarus

57 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Secretary

Craig Jacobson

64 2012 Independent Director

Peter Murphy

54 2012 Independent Director

Laura Walker

59 2014 Independent Director

James Arestia

2017 Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Kern

Mr. Peter M. Kern is Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Kern is a Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners VII, LP, a private equity firm. Prior to joining InterMedia, Mr. Kern was Senior Managing Director and Principal of Alpine Capital LLC. Prior to Alpine Capital, Mr. Kern founded Gemini Associates in 1996 and served as President from its inception through its merger with Alpine Capital in 2001. Prior to founding Gemini Associates, Mr. Kern was at the Home Shopping Network and Whittle Communications. Since April 2013, Mr. Kern has served as chairman of the board of directors of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., a publicly-traded Spanish-language media company. Mr. Kern also serves on the boards of Expedia, Inc., Trivago N.V. Luxury Retreats International Holdings, Inc., Faith Media Holdings, LLC, UP Entertainment, LLC, ASPIRE Channel, LLC and TV Squared Limited.

Chandler Bigelow

Mr. Chandler Bigelow is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Bigelow served as Executive Vice President, Chief Business Strategies and Operations Officer, where he helped lead the ongoing transformation of our traditional media businesses, and oversaw our equity investments and real estate portfolio. Mr. Bigelow served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer from April 2008 to July 2013, overseeing all corporate finance functions, including financial reporting, tax, audit and treasury, during which period we and 110 of our direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the District of Delaware. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Treasurer with responsibility for our financing activities, cash management, short-term and retirement fund investments and risk-management programs beginning in 2003. Previously, Mr. Bigelow was Assistant Treasurer since 2001 and served as director/corporate finance from 2000 to 2001. He joined Tribune in 1998 as part of the Tribune Financial Development Program and became corporate finance manager in 1999. Prior to Tribune, Bigelow was manager of investor relations for Spyglass, Inc., an internet software company, from 1996 to 1997. In 1994, he co-founded Brainerd Communicators, Inc., an investor relations firm, where he served as vice president through 1995. He is a board member of the Springboard Foundation in Chicago.

Gavin Harvey

Mr. Gavin Harvey has been appointed as Interim President of WGN America of the Company effective June 30th, 2017. Harvey has a long and distinguished history in the cable industry, serving in executive roles with networks such as E! and FX, and leading Versus, Fuse and Sportsman's Channel through significant growth periods.

Lawrence Wert

Mr. Lawrence Wert is President - Broadcast Media of the Company. Mr. Wert, who has over 30 years of experience in the broadcasting industry, is responsible for overseeing the strategy and day-to-day activities of our 42 owned or operated television stations and our Chicago radio station, WGN. From 1998 to 2011, he was the president and general manager of WMAQ-TV, the NBC-owned and operated station in Chicago. From 2008 to 2011, he additionally served as president of NBC Local Media’s central and western region. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Wert was executive vice president of station initiatives for 10 NBC-owned stations. Mr. Wert serves on the board of directors for several charities, including the Museum of Broadcast Communications, the Children’s Brittle Bone Foundation and Catholic Charities.

Edward Lazarus

Mr. Edward P. Lazarus is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company. He worked as an independent consultant and attorney. He previously served as chief of staff to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, from July 2009 to February 2012. In that capacity, he oversaw policy development and implementation, strategic planning, communications, legislative and intergovernmental affairs, and agency management. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Lazarus practiced law at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he launched the firm’s appellate section, chaired the national litigation steering committee, and was elected to the management committee. He serves as the Chairman of the board of the directors for the Sequoia Fund.

Craig Jacobson

Mr. Craig A. Jacobson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jacobson is a founding partner at the law firm of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, L.L.P., where he has practiced entertainment law since June 1987. Mr. Jacobson founded New Form Digital, a digital content production company in 2014. Mr. Jacobson is a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Expedia, Inc. and presently serves on the board of directors of Charter Communications, Inc., where he previously served as a member of its audit committee until 2013. Mr. Jacobson was a director of Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. from August 2008 until its merger with Live Nation, Inc. in January 2010. Mr. Jacobson also previously served on the boards of Aver Media LP, a privately held Canadian lending institution, and Eventful, Inc., a digital media company.

Peter Murphy

Mr. Peter Edward Murphy is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Murphy is the chief executive officer of Wentworth Capital Management, which he founded in January 2007, a private investment and venture capital firm focused on media, technology, and branded consumer businesses. Mr. Murphy previously served as president, strategy & development of Caesars Entertainment Corp., an Apollo-TPG portfolio company and the world’s largest gaming company, from August 2009 to July 2011. Prior to Caesars, Mr. Murphy was an operating partner at Apollo Global Management, LLC focused on media and entertainment investing. Previously, Mr. Murphy spent 18 years at The Walt Disney Company in senior executive roles, serving as Disney’s senior executive vice president, chief strategic officer, senior advisor to the chief executive officer, a member of Disney’s executive management committee, and chief financial officer of ABC, Inc. Mr. Murphy currently also serves on the board of directors of Malibu Boats, Inc., where he serves as chairman of the compensation committee, and as a board advisor to DECA TV. He previously served as the chairman of the board of directors of Revel Entertainment Group and on the boards of directors of Fisher Communications and Dial Global.

Laura Walker

Ms. Laura R. Walker is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Walker has been the president and chief executive officer of New York Public Radio, which owns and operates WNYC-FM, WNYC-AM, WQXR, WQXW, New Jersey Public Radio, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and a variety of digital properties, including wnyc.org, wqxr.org and thegreenespace.org. Ms. Walker began her professional career as a journalist and producer at National Public Radio, where she received a Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence. In 1983, she joined the staff of Carnegie Hall, where she launched the award-winning series AT&T Presents Carnegie Hall Tonight. She joined the Sesame Workshop (formerly Children’s Television Workshop) in 1987, where for eight years she worked on programming and development initiatives, and led the organization’s efforts to establish a cable television channel (now Noggin). In addition to sitting on the New York Public Radio Board of Trustees, Ms. Walker sits on the boards of Saint Ann’s School, the Station Resource Group, the Commonwealth Fund, Claims Processing Facility, Inc. and Eagle Picher Industries Asbestos Trust, where she also serves as the chair of the audit committee. Previously, Ms. Walker sat on the Board of Advisors for the Yale School of Management, the Yale Center for Customer Insights, the Board of Trustees for Education Development Center and on the board of directors for Public Radio International, the Women’s Forum of New York, Inc. and the Hudson Square Connection.

James Arestia

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Peter Kern

162,476

Chandler Bigelow

2,824,930

Gavin Harvey

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Lawrence Wert

3,080,640

Edward Lazarus

2,941,930

Craig Jacobson

224,976

Peter Murphy

369,976

Laura Walker

199,976

James Arestia

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As Of  31 Dec 2016