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Former Tribune CEO Michaels Arrested for DUI in Ohio

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 14, 2011 4:00PM

Former Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels
Randy Michaels, the man who brought frat house antics to Tribune Co. as its former CEO, turned the office of Colonel Robert McCormick into a makeshift casino and put the final nail in Q101's coffin, was arrested in Ohio on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. That sound you hear in the distance isn't the wind; it's the snickering of scores of local media professionals reacting to the news.

Michaels ( real name Benjamin Homel) was stopped at State Route 122 and I-75 at 2:05 a.m. in Middeltown, OH. He bonded himself out at 5:20 a.m. Friday after he paid $615. We're shocked - shocked, we say - to hear Michaels' christened name isn't "Randy Michaels."