Hearst Television CEO David Barrett Becomes Chairman, Too

New York, December 6, 2012 – Hearst Corporation today announced that David J. Barrett has been named chairman and CEO of Hearst Television and Jordan Wertlieb has been named president. The announcements were made by Hearst Corporation CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Both promotions are effective immediately. “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.” “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
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