April 6, 2020
Via E-mail

Igor Kirman, Esq.
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

       Re:     TEGNA Inc.
               Definitive Additional Materials on Schedule 14A
               Filed March 30, March 31, April 2, and April 3, 2020
               File No. 001-06961

Dear Mr. Kirman:

       We have reviewed your filings and have the following comments.

DEFA14A Filed March 30, 2020

1. Provide us with a legal analysis for TEGNA's assertion that it does not
intend to update the
   disclosure relating to the acquisition proposals. Your analysis should
address the application
   of Rule 14a-9.

2. With a view toward revised disclosure in future filings, please provide
support for
   management's statements regarding TEGNA's "strong balance sheet."

DEFA14A Filed March 31, 2020

3. Note that you must avoid issuing statements that directly or indirectly
impugn the character,
   integrity or personal reputation or make charges of illegal, improper or
immoral conduct
   without factual foundation. Provide us supplementally, or disclose, the
factual foundation for
   the assertion that Mr. Kim "is motivated by self-interest and not a desire
for shareholder
   representation." Such factual foundation must be reasonable. Refer to Rule

DEFA14A Filed April 2, 2020

4. We note your assertion that adding Standard General's nominees to TEGNA's
board "could
   imperil [TEGNA's] successful value creation strategy." In your response
letter, provide us
   with factual support for the specific elements of the strategy you are
referring to and describe
   how you are defining or measuring its success. Additionally, tell us how you
   Standard General's nominees could imperil that strategy.
 Igor Kirman, Esq.
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
April 6, 2020
Page 2

DEFA14A Filed April 3, 2020

5. We note that you issued the subject press release on April 1, 2020. In light
of the fact that
   you filed these soliciting materials on April 3, 2020, it appears that you
have not complied
   with the requirements of Rule 14a-6(b). Please confirm for us your
understanding that all
   future soliciting materials will comply with Rule 14a-6, including the
requirement that any
   soliciting materials sent or given to security holders be filed with the
Commission no later
   than the date they are first sent or given to security holders.

6. We note your discussion of Standard General's derivative positions and its
   reduction in the number of TEGNA shares that it owns. In order to provide
proper context,
   where you discuss this information in future filings please also address
Standard General's
   overall economic interest in the company.

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      Please direct any questions to me at (202) 551-7951. You may also contact
Duchovny, Special Counsel, at (202) 551-3619.


                                                            /s/ Joshua Shainess

                                                            Joshua Shainess
                                                            Special Counsel
                                                            Office of Mergers
and Acquisitions