MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2017--
Melinda Witmer, a former executive at Time Warner Cable (now Charter
Spectrum), has been elected to the Board of Directors of TEGNA Inc.
(NYSE: TGNA), effective immediately, the company announced today.
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Melinda C. Witmer, Recently elected, TEGNA Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are thrilled to have someone with Melinda’s expertise and
perspective join TEGNA’s Board,” said Marge Magner, TEGNA chairman. “She
knows the industry well and will enhance our deliberations as we work to
anticipate industry trends, capitalize on market opportunities and grow
“Melinda has deep industry knowledge about changing consumer trends, as
well as the video ecosystem, and is a highly accomplished executive. She
will be an invaluable asset to our Board,” said Dave Lougee, president
and CEO, TEGNA.
Witmer joined Time Warner Cable (TWC) in 2001 and served in several
executive roles including head of content, chief operating officer for
Time Warner Cable Networks and executive vice president and chief video
officer. During her time at TWC, Witmer was responsible for all content
acquisition, development and distribution and oversaw content offerings
across platforms. Prior to joining TWC, Witmer was vice president and
senior counsel at Home Box Office (HBO) and negotiated complex
agreements with all major studios and other film providers.
During her career, Witmer has received numerous industry honors
including being named a “Wonder Woman” by MultiChannel News and, on
multiple occasions, one of “The Most Powerful Women in Cable.” She was
also selected as a “100 top Power Player” by CableFax Magazine and was
the first female finalist for “Sports Executive of the Year” by Sports
Witmer has served on a number of Boards including iNDemand, where she
served as Board Chair from 2012-2016, the New York Mets and SportsNet
NY. She is also an active member of the Advisory Board to the Dean of
the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Witmer holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the University of
Arizona and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
With Witmer’s election, TEGNA has 10 directors.
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the
greater good of our communities. With 46 television stations in 38
markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers
across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top
25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television
households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults
on-air and 35 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been
consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R.
Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers
results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions
including OTT local advertising network Premion,
centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O
Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with
consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells
empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers
innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
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