LOS ANGELES, CA -- Monie Begley Feurey, senior vice president, communications for TELE-TV, announced today the appointment of Tom Tyrer as vice president, communications for TELE-TV Media.
Mr. Tyrer will report to Ms. Begley Feurey and will be based at the TELE-TV Media headquarters in Los Angeles. Mr. Tyrer will have responsibility for the publicity, media relations and communications efforts of the Media division of TELE-TV.
Previous to joining TELE-TV, Mr. Tyrer served as Los Angeles bureau chief of Electronic Media, Crain Communications.
During his seven year association with Crain Communications, which began in May 1988, Mr. Tyrer moved from corporate editorial assistant, to staff reporter and then to his bureau chief position. In that position, Mr. Tyrer coordinated all West Coast coverage of content production and distribution businesses. His network of relationships with the leading professionals in the broadcast network, broadcast syndication, new media, and telecommunications businesses contributed to maintaining Electronic Media's reputation as one of the most important entertainment trade publications.
In making the announcement, Ms. Begley Feurey said: "Tom joins TELE-TV at a time when the organization must respond to an ever-increasing interest on the part of all our audiences to understand the strategy, direction and developments of the company. During his tenure at Electronic Media Tom gained a reputation as one of the most insightful and talented journalists covering the business. TELE-TV Media is fortunate to have attracted such a first class talent to communicate our business."
Sandy Grushow, president, of TELE-TV Media, commented on the appointment: "I have known Tom since my days at FOX, and have long respected his talent and integrity. Tom will be working closely with me to effectively communicate the news of TELE-TV."
Mr. Tyrer received a B.A. degree in 1985 and an M.A. degree in 1987 from the University of Iowa Writer's Program.
He is married to Kathy Tyrer and lives in the Los Angeles area.
TELE-TV, headquartered in New York, is a media and technology company created by Bell Atlantic (NYSE: BEL), NYNEX (NYSE: NYN) and Pacific Telesis (NYSE: PAC).
The TELE-TV Media division is based in Los Angeles. The TELE-TV System division is based in Reston, Virginia, with offices in San Ramon, California. TELE-TV will develop and offer nationally branded, traditional and interactive home entertainment, and information services over wireless and telephone networks in six of the nation's top seven markets beginning next year.
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