Peter Chernin Being Considered for Tribune Chairman Job

Report: Former News Corp. president not interested in CEO role

NEW YORK - Tribune creditors are continuing to sound out candidates for the CEO and chairman roles after the media company emerges from bankruptcy, and former News Corp. top executive Peter Chernin is among them, the Wall Street Journal reported.

People familiar with the situation told the paper that Chernin might be interested in overseeing Tribune's new board as chairman and is being considered for that post. A spokesman for the former News Corp. president and COO only told the Journal that Chernin isn't interested in the CEO position.

Previously, the names of former Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Comcast executive Jeff Shell had been mentioned as possible candidates for the chairman and CEO roles. Eisner has since said he was unlikely to get involved in a formal role beyond being an investor and advisor.