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TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER COMPANY NAMES JAMES O'DELL TO GROUP VP/OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY

            TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER COMPANY NAMES JAMES O'DELL
               TO GROUP VP/OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY
    CHICAGO, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Newspaper Company (TNC) named James E. O'Dell as group vice president/operations and technology. He will continue to serve as Chicago Tribune vice president/operations director.
    O'Dell will participate in TNC projects and decisions and will serve as a liaison with the operations directors of Tribune newspapers in Florida, Virginia and California.  He replaces R. Eugene Bell, who left the company last month to become president and CEO of the San Diego Union Tribune and vice president of Copley Newspapers.
    O'Dell has been Chicago Tribune vice president/operations director since 1989.  From 1987 to 1989, he was director of engineering, Tribune Company.  Prior to that, he was vice president/operations director at The Orlando Sentinel (Fla.), a Tribune newspaper.  He joined The Sentinel in 1978, holding successive positions of production engineer, assistant production director and production manager.
    O'Dell received his bachelor of science in engineering from Colorado University.
    O'Dell will report to John W. Madigan, president and chief executive officer of TNC.  He joins Robert D. Bosau, vice president/administration; Jack Fuller, vice president and editor; and Robert B. Holzkamp, vice president/sales and marketing.
    TNC publishes seven daily newspapers and produces and syndicates information and marketing services.
    The newspapers in the group have a combined circulation of 1.4 million daily and 2.1 million on Sunday.  They are the Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel (Fla.), The Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.), the Times Advocate (Escondido, Calif.), The Californian (Temecula, Calif.) and the Peninsula Times Tribune (Palo Alto, Calif.).  Tribune Media Services provides editorial and advertising services to print and electronic media.
    TNC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tribune Company, a leading information and entertainment company.  In addition to newspaper publishing, it operates seven television and four radio stations; produces and syndicates information and programming and manufactures newsprint.
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    /CONTACT:  Ruthellyn Musil of Tribune Company, 312-222-3787/
    (TRB) CO:  Tribune Newspaper Company ST:  Illinois IN:  PUB SU:  PER 361 08-14-92 14:31 EDT LR -- NY055 -- 0197 08/14/92 17:05 EDT
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