Former WGN America manager joins Apple TV team

Former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss has jointed Apple to help oversee the development of the company’s video unit.

Cherniss will report to Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, the two former Sony executives who joined Apple earlier this year to lead Apple’s video programming efforts on a global scale. Erlicht and Amburg report to senior vice president of Internet software and services Eddy Cue.

Cherniss stepped down from his role as president at WGN America and Tribune Studios in June after Tribune was acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Cherniss led WGN’s own push into original content

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