Eddie Lazarus has a been a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, as well as a some-time book reviewer and op-ed contributor to the Los Angeles Times. He also went to Yale with new Tribune CEO Peter Liguori, and perhaps most important he is deeply connected at the Federal Communications Commission — which sits in judgement on the future of Tribune's cross-ownership of TV stations and newspapers in cities such as Los Angeles. Here's today's memo to the staff from Liguori.
From: Peter Liguori
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:31 AM
Subject: Eddie Lazarus Appointed as General Counsel
I want to let you know that later today we will announce the appointment of Eddie Lazarus as Tribune’s General Counsel. Eddie is an especially great fit for the company—he has a sharp mind, broad legal experience, and is a gifted writer.
Importantly, he joins us following nearly three years of service as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the FCC, where he gained some significant insight into the media business and the regulatory environment surrounding it.
Dave Eldersveld, who has served as general counsel since 2010, will be staying on as a special advisor and to assist with Eddie’s transition to Tribune. Dave has done an outstanding job guiding the company’s legal efforts. Over the past several years his talent, dedication and commitment have served Tribune extremely well.
Please join me in thanking Dave for his efforts and accomplishments, and in welcoming Eddie to Tribune.