Farber, who most recently was senior vice president of operations for Tribune Broadcasting, succeeds Bob Ramsey, who announced in January that he was stepping down as executive vice president of local media. Ramsey will continue as a consultant with Weigel Broadcasting.
Chicago Media write Robert Feder reports Norman Shapiro, chairman of Weigel Broadcasting, announced Farber’s appointment, effective April 20. “We are excited to welcome Steve to the Weigel family,” Shapiro said in a statement. “He brings a rich background in broadcast and digital operations which fit perfectly within our current and future business plans.”