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TEGNA Names John Janedis Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Investor Relations

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 17, 2018-- TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) president and CEO Dave Lougee announced today that John Janedis is joining the company as senior vice president, capital markets and investor relations. Janedis, who was previously managing director and senior equity research analyst for media, cable and telecom at Jefferies LLC, will be responsible for leading TEGNA’s treasury and investor relations functions. This newly created role will report to executive vice president and chief financial officer Victoria Harker.

In this role, Janedis will be responsible for managing all treasury and banking activities and communicating TEGNA’s growth strategy, financial performance and plans for building long-term shareholder value to investors, analysts and other external audiences. Jeffrey Heinz, vice president of investor relations, will report to Janedis.

“John’s extensive experience in the media sector and investor community are unique assets as we continue to distinguish ourselves as a pure play broadcaster and best-in-class operator,” said Lougee. “John has been a leading research analyst in the sector for many years and I look forward to him bringing his valuable industry insights, finance experience and proven track record to TEGNA.”

Janedis brings more than 20 years of management, equity research, markets and marketing experience to TEGNA. In his most recent role at Jefferies, Janedis covered media, cable and telecom companies with a specialty in over-the-top (OTT), advertising and media. Prior to Jefferies, Janedis was managing director and senior equity research analyst at UBS Securities covering large cap entertainment, newspaper and advertising companies. He has also held positions at Wells Fargo Securities, Banc of America Securities and Morgan Stanley.

Janedis has a B.A. in Economics and MBA in Finance from New York University and is a CFA charterholder.

About TEGNA

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 30 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 also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

Source: TEGNA Inc.

For media inquiries, contact:
Anne Bentley
Vice President, Corporate Communications
703-873-6366
abentley@TEGNA.com

For investor inquiries, contact:
Jeffrey Heinz
Vice President, Investor Relations
703-873-6917
jheinz@TEGNA.com

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