MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2018--
Gina Bianchini has been elected to the Board of Directors of TEGNA Inc.
(NYSE: TGNA), effective February 26, 2018, the company announced today.
Bianchini is the founder and chief executive officer
of Mighty Networks, a software platform for entrepreneurs and online
businesses to instantly grow their own interest-based social networks.
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“Gina is a highly respected and well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur
with a deep expertise in social media and community building technology
platforms,” said Marge Magner, TEGNA chairman. “Her vast digital and
start-up experience makes her a perfect complement to TEGNA’s Board. She
will be a welcome voice as TEGNA continues to innovate and grow our
“Gina is a dynamic entrepreneur and leader who has a passion for using
technology to connect people around common interests,” said Dave Lougee,
president and CEO, TEGNA. “That experience mirrors our purpose of
serving the greater good of our local communities, and her insights will
be invaluable as we continue to transform our company in this digital
Prior to founding Mighty Networks, Bianchini co-founded Ning, the
largest social platform for niche communities of interests and passions
online. Bianchini served as chief executive officer from its inception
in 2004 until 2010.
Bianchini serves on the Board of Directors of Scripps Networks
Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI). She also co-founded Leanin.Org, a thriving
organization dedicated to supporting women leaning into their ambitions.
Bianchini graduated with honors from Stanford University and received
her M.B.A from Stanford Business School.
With Bianchini’s election, TEGNA has 11 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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