Tribune Publishing replaces Jack Griffin as CEO

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Tribune Publishing is replacing Jack Griffin as CEO less than two years after he joined the company.

Tribune Publishing on Tuesday named Justin Dearborn to be its new CEO. He most recently was CEO of Merge, a publicly traded health care technology company that IBM acquired in October.

Griffin joined Tribune Publishing in April 2014. The company said Griffin was instrumental in the spin-off that created Tribune Publishing. Griffin said in a printed statement that the "timing is right for a new leader to come on board and lead Tribune Publishing through its next phase of transformation."

Tribune Publishing owns 11 major daily newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, along with other digital and print media.