Abrams resigns from Tribune. Note timing.

It's late Friday afternoon, and Tribune CEO Randy Michaels sends a note to the far-flung Sam Zell empire notifying everyone that Lee Abrams era at Tribune is over. Looks like it went out precisely at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

From: Tribune Communications
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 2:00 PM
Subject: Message from Randy Michaels/Resignation of Lee Abrams

As you know, earlier this week we suspended Lee Abrams from his position as Tribune Company's Chief Innovation Officer for distributing an email and video link that some employees found offensive. Today, Lee offered his resignation and I accepted it. Effective immediately, Lee will no longer be an employee of Tribune.

Randy

Overheard in the L.A. Times newsroom: "Video killed the radio star." Here's a quick link to our many Lee Abrams posts over the years. We'll miss the big guy.


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