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 CHICAGO, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Five executives have been named to new positions within Tribune Publishing Company (NYSE: TRB), President and CEO John W. Madigan announced here today. The appointments will be effective Sept. 1 and each executive will report to Madigan.
 Jack Fuller, 46, will become Chicago Tribune Company president and CEO, positions Madigan has held concurrently since 1989. Madigan remains publisher of The Chicago Tribune. Fuller has been editor of The Chicago Tribune since 1989, after being named the newspaper's executive editor in 1987. He served as editorial page editor from 1981 to 1987 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for editorial writing. Fuller joined The Chicago Tribune in 1973 as a general assignment reporter. He left the newspaper to serve in 1975 and 1976 as a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General, returning in 1977 as a Washington correspondent. He came back to Chicago in 1978 as an editorial writer. Fuller graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and the Yale Law School. He is the author of five novels.
 Thomas P. O'Donnell, 61, will become chairman of Tribune's two Florida publishing businesses, The Sun-Sentinel Company, based in Ft. Lauderdale, and Sentinel Communications Company of Orlando, and will concentrate on new business development. Since 1983 he has been Sun-Sentinel Company president and CEO, and publisher of the Sun-Sentinel newspaper. O'Donnell joined the Chicago Tribune as an advertising sales representative in 1955 and later served as assistant to the advertising director and as research manager. He was named marketing director for the parent Tribune Company in 1974 and a vice president in 1978. In 1981 he returned to Chicago Tribune Company as executive vice president and general manager. O'Donnell is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati and holds a master's degree from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
 Scott C. Smith, 42, will become Sun-Sentinel Company president and CEO, and publisher of the Sun-Sentinel. Since 1991 he has served as Tribune Company senior vice president/development, responsible for strategic planning, acquisitions and new ventures. He also served on the company's senior management committee. Smith was the company's chief financial officer and director of planning from 1985 to 1991, and was appointed senior vice president/finance in 1989. Smith joined Tribune Company as manager of financial planning in 1977, and subsequently served as assistant treasurer, treasurer, and vice president/finance.
 Prior to 1977, he spent four years with The Northern Trust Company. Smith is a graduate of Yale University and holds a master's degree from Northwestern's Kellogg school.
 Harold R. Lifvendahl, 58, will become Tribune Publishing senior vice president. Based in Chicago, he will focus on identifying new business opportunities for the publishing group. Since 1981, Lifvendahl has served as Sentinel Communications president and CEO, and publisher of The Orlando Sentinel. He joined the Chicago Tribune in 1956 as an advertising sales representative. He held several executive positions at The Tribune in the advertising department, including advertising director and director of sales, before becoming general manager in 1976 and executive vice president in 1977. Lifvendahl is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a degree in journalism.
 John P. Puerner, 41, will become Sentinel Communications president and CEO, and publisher of The Orlando Sentinel. He has served as Chicago Tribune vice president/marketing and development since 1989, having previously served as the director of administration for the newspaper's circulation department beginning in 1988. He joined Tribune Company in 1978 as manager of financial planning, and in 1982 was promoted to assistant treasurer and director of strategic planning, becoming controller and director of planning in 1985. Prior to joining Tribune, Puerner served as treasurer and business manager of the Colorado Daily in Boulder. He holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.
 "This action reflects Tribune Publishing's emphasis on developing our people and our businesses," Madigan said. "These are five outstanding executives with whom I have worked for many years. In new positions, as part of our corporate planning, they will make significant contributions to improve and expand our position as an information and entertainment company. They will extend and enrich services to readers and advertisers as we enter new and related publishing activities."
 Earlier this month, Tribune announced separate agreements to acquire Compton's Multimedia Publishing Group and Contemporary Books, Inc. Completion of both transactions is expected in the near future. At the same time, Tribune Newspaper Company changed its name to Tribune Publishing Company to better describe the range of activities in the years ahead.
 Replacements for the vacancies created by the appointments will be announced at a later date.
 Tribune is a leading information and entertainment company. Tribune publishes six daily newspapers, operates seven television and six radio stations, produces and syndicates information and programming, and has an interest in one of Canada's largest newsprint manufacturers.
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