Askin to run for TV academy post

Tribune Entertainment President Dick Askin will run for chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences -- the organization that presents the Emmy Awards -- challenging incumbent Bryce Zabel.

Currently the organization’s vice chairman, Askin informed the board of his intent last week in a letter that also said he had chosen to run after several members asked him to consider doing so.

For the record:
12:00 AM, May. 29, 2003 For The Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday May 29, 2003 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 3 inches; 104 words Type of Material: Correction
TV academy -- A Quick Takes item in Saturday’s Calendar incorrectly reported that Tribune Entertainment President Dick Askin is running for the chairman’s position at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. That organization, which hands out Emmy Awards for sports and news, is based in New York. Askin is seeking the chairman’s post at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which is based in Los Angeles and presents the nighttime Emmys. The L.A. group is currently chaired by Bryce Zabel, against whom the Quick Takes item said Askin would be running. Zabel said Wednesday he will not seek a second term.

The election will be held in August. Tribune Entertainment is a unit of Tribune Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times.