Modified: November 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm •
Published: November 9, 2012
-Randy Michaels, former CEO of Tribune Co. faced a probe of his conduct in 2010 following an unflattering portrait of his management style that appeared in the New York Times. The story likened Michaels to a ringleader of a college fraternity house and asserted that Michaels helped cultivate a culture filled with profanity, poker parties and other bawdy behavior. Then, one of Michaels' top executives emailed an internal memo to employees with an Internet link featuring a racy video that included a bare-chested woman pouring booze down her chest. Michaels resigned two weeks after the article ran. Lee Abrams, the executive who sent the racy memo, also resigned.