Freedom Names New President and CEO
Mr Stern succeeds Burl Osborne, who as interim CEO led Freedom through its recently completed restructuring. Mr Osborne will remain on the board of directors and also serve as a special advisor to the company.
Prior to his service at DirecTV U.S., Mr Stern was chairman and CEO of Fox Television Stations in Los Angeles from 1998 to 2003 and president and COO from 1993 to 2003.
Mr Stern was executive vice president and COO at Fox Stations Group from 1992 to 1993, senior vice president of Fox Television Stations, and vice president and station manager at KTTV-TV Los Angeles from 1990 to 1992, and vice president and CFO from 1986 to 1990.
Mr Stern held various programming and management positions at CBS Corporation in New York from 1978 to 1986.
Mr Stern said: “There is a multitude of talent at Freedom and a real desire on the part of everyone to move forward and create new ways of serving the company’s many communities. With its local focus and national breadth, and with a successful restructuring behind it, Freedom is perfectly positioned to demonstrate what it means to be a new kind of media company. My job from day one will be to focus all our talents and energies on achieving that goal.”
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