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Barrett, Wertlieb Upped at Hearst TV

Barrett now chairman, Wertlieb now president

By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/6/2012 3:49:41 PM

David Barrett, longtime president and CEO of Hearst Television, has added the chairman title, while Jordan Wertlieb, executive VP, takes over Barrett's president role. The announcements were made by Hearst Corp. CEO Frank A. Bennack Jr. Both promotions are effective immediately.

Barrett was named president and CEO of Hearst-Argyle Television in 2001. "David has been an important leader at Hearst for nearly 30 years and remains a force in the broadcast industry, championing the digital and mobile future of television news and information," Bennack said. "I congratulate him on his new role as chairman and look forward to his continued stewardship of the expansion and success of Hearst Television."

Wertlieb was named executive VP of Hearst Television in January 2011. The former WBAL Baltimore president and general manager, he's also the NBC affiliates board chairman. "For almost 20 years, Jordan Wertlieb has been an outstanding Hearst Television executive-something I know will continue in his new role as president," Barrett said. "During the last few years, we've been working together to increase the service we provide to viewers around the country-on-air, online and via mobile-and the value we bring to local businesses. This was a tremendous year of growth in terms of revenue and I look forward to working with Jordan to keep that momentum going."

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