He tells CNBC that once the company is out of bankruptcy, he will be, too. "I will turn it over to whoever the creditors decide they want to run it, and wish them a lot of good luck," he said. Not a huge surprise - actually, Zell has been so quiet for so long that you might have thought he already had stepped down. Nope, he remains chairman. Meanwhile, the WSJ reports that Tribune creditors are still floating Michael Eisner and Peter Chernin as potential replacements for Zell. Both would seem to be long shots.
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