MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 10, 2018--
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced that Kurt Rao has been named
chief technology officer (CTO) effective April 16, 2018. Rao will work
across TEGNA to drive the development and implementation of the
company’s next-generation client and customer technology solutions. Rao
will report directly to president and CEO Dave Lougee and oversee
several departments, including Information Technology.
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Kurt Rao, chief technology officer, TEGNA Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)
Rao brings more than 20 years of media experience to TEGNA. Most
recently, Rao was chief information and technology officer for Time
Inc., where he led the transformation and growth of the media publishing
organization into a digital content platform company. In addition, he
optimized technology operations across the organization and built
platforms to support content across video and digital while enhancing
consumer data analytics.
“We recognize that the needs of our consumers and clients are constantly
changing. Kurt has been extremely successful in developing new and
enhanced technologies across platforms to drive business value. As a
champion of innovation and growth, Kurt will work across our company to
develop an industry-leading technology infrastructure to meet our
current and future needs,” said Lougee.
“I am excited to join the team at TEGNA,” said Rao. “The rapidly
changing landscape of consumer habits, client needs and new technology
creates great opportunities for media organizations. I look forward to
partnering with my colleagues to develop solutions that enrich the lives
of consumers and help businesses succeed.”
Prior to joining Time Inc., Rao was an executive at Time Warner Inc.,
where he most recently served as corporate chief information officer.
During his tenure, he helped build and implement a shared, internal
services technology organization. Rao has also worked as vice president
of technology for NBC Universal and director of application development
at Viacom Inc.
Rao received his B.S. in Computer Science from Monmouth University. He
currently sits on the advisory boards of several software companies.
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the
greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two
radio stations in 39 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 approximately 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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