CHICAGO (AP) _ The president and chief execuitive of Tribune Media Services has been promoted to chairman, a spokeswoman for the company's parent, Tribune Co., said.

Robert S. Reed, who also will continue as chief executive officer, will focus on long-range product development and external relationships, spokeswoman Martha Linderman said Monday.

Tribune Media syndicates features, columns and information to more than 1,000 newspapers.

Chicago-based Tribune Co. also announced that David D. Williams, an executive vice president, has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Tribune Media.