Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tribune Announces Outstanding Employee Award Winners For 2010

Syed Akbar with Sam Zell

Tribune Company today announced the winners of its Outstanding Tribune Employee Award for 2010. The program is designed to recognize the achievements and significant contributions of individual employees across the company.

This program recognizes an individual or group of individuals from each of Tribune’s business units, the corporate office and other departments for exemplary performance last year. Employees at the level of the manager or below are eligible. The individuals recognized include security personnel at the Los Angeles Times, whose quick action saved the life of an employee, a reporter who excelled at combining technology with watchdog journalism, and the company’s entire technology help-desk. Award recipients will receive $2,500 and a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their talent, innovation and dedication during 2010. Winning teams will share the $2,500 award.

“Across the country, we have dedicated employees working hard day in and day out,” said Don Liebentritt, Tribune’s co-president. “Recognizing and rewarding these individuals for their outstanding performance is important—on behalf of Tribune’s executive team, I congratulate the winners and thank them for their significant contributions to the company.”

Following is a complete list of the award winners.

WPIX-TV Chris Mangan, Campaign Manager/Sales
WGN-TV Pat Curry, Manager/Assignment Desk
KTLA-TV Bridget Meek, Digital Assets Supervisor
KSWB-TV Katie Parish, News Production Manager
KIAH-TV Martin Calvi, Editor
KTXL-TV Karen Hoffman, Administrative Coordinator
WDCW-TV Shannon Days, Promotions Producer
WPHL-TV Efraim Sosa, National Sales Associate
WXMI-TV Chris Koops, Assignment Manager
WSFL-TV Rebecca Pico, Asst Traffic Manager
KRCW-TV Christopher Bilbao, Writer/Producer
WPMT-TV Andy Nitchman, Photo Journalist
KDAF-TV William Jones, Marcos Barbosa, George Chambers, Jr., James Simmons, Les Waters, Gene Peterson, Jude Garcia/Engineering
WTIC/WCCT Jennifer Bernstein, Video Journalist
WGNO/WNOL Harvey Leblanc, Technician/Engineering
WXIN/WTTV Stacey Cutshaw, Asst Chief Engineer
KCPQ/KMYQ Nancy MacDonald, Traffic Coordinator
WGN America Ed Mockus, Senior Manager, Credit and Tower Operations
WGN Radio Judy Tarmino, Accounting Manager

Los Angeles Times Syed Akbar and Reginald Morgan, Security Officers
Manuel Castillo, Lead Electrician/Facilities
Chicago Tribune Brian Boyer, Editor of News Applications
Baltimore Sun Justin Fenton, Reporter
Sun Sentinel Terry Ham, Pressroom Team Leader, USA Today Team
Orlando Sentinel Tracey Thomas, Manager of Contracts and other Publications
Hartford Courant Alaine Griffin, Reporter
Helen Ubinas, Columnist
Daily Press Nicole Paitsel, Reporter
Morning Call Melissa Smith, Sales Manager

Tribune Media Services Sheela Chandrasekhara, Manager of Finance and Strategy
Tribune Digital Eric Hill, Manager/Ad Support Trafficking
Tribune 365 Pat Clifton, Client Services Executive
Technology Help Desk Staff
Corporate Office Deno Evans, Supervisor of building engineering


rek said...

Ed did they leave your name off on purpose!

Ed Padgett said...

Thanks for the laugh Randy....