Malcolm is no longer in the middle at KTLA

Vinnie Malcolm is out as vice president and general manager of Tribune-owned KTLA in Los Angeles in the first series of changes expected under new Tribune station group head Ed Wilson. Like many other CW affiliates (with WGN in Chicago the notable exception),KTLA has struggled in the ratings, with its newscasts ranked behind Fox-owned rival KTTV, with some viewers moving on after the death of longtime anchor Hal Fishman.

Tribune Broadcasting Executive Vice President John Vitanovec will serve as interim general manager until a replacement can be found.