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TEGNA Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the U.S. by The Civic 50 for Fifth Consecutive Year

May 14, 2024 at 9:15 AM EDT

TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2024-- TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced it has been named a 2024 honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light and the Telecommunications Sector Leader. The Civic 50 honors the most community-minded companies in the United States. 2024 marks TEGNA’s fifth consecutive year on the list, and the fourth year as Telecommunications Sector Leader.

“Our local stations exemplify our commitment to serving the greater good of our communities,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO, TEGNA. “Whether it’s meeting urgent needs or raising awareness for vital causes, we remain committed to helping local nonprofits in their essential missions.”

Today, the TEGNA Foundation also announced it has awarded 155 Community Grants in 37 local markets in partnership with its stations. A summary of 2024 TEGNA Foundation Community Grants to date is available at TEGNAFoundation.org.

Round 1 TEGNA Foundation Community Grants support the following UN Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) areas: 57% Good Health and Well-being; 16% Zero Hunger; 16% Quality Education; 7% Decent Work and Economic Growth; 2% No Poverty; 1% Reduced Inequality; and 1% Life on Land. Within these categories, several causes stand out as areas particularly significant to the communities where TEGNA does business, including:

  • WCNC (Charlotte): Support for Fort Mill Care Center and Nourish Up (formerly Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays) supporting the annual Scouting for Food Campaign, providing food to those in need.
  • WFAA (Dallas): A grant to Greenspace Dallas, to support the creation of the WFAA Nature Trail in commemoration of WFAA's 75th anniversary.
  • WGRZ (Buffalo): Ongoing support for the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation of Variety Club, the nonprofit supported through the station’s annual Variety Kids Telethon – raising over $1 million in 2024 for children in need in Western New York.
  • WTSP (Tampa): Ten grants supporting local community initiatives and small nonprofit organizations, including a grant to the Pace Center for Girls to provide academic support, counseling and social services to girls who have experienced trauma.

TEGNA Community Grants are vetted by a committee of employees at each station, including the station general manager, and approved by the TEGNA Foundation Board of Directors. Stations also amplify the impact of the TEGNA Foundation’s charitable contributions through reporting and employee volunteerism.

The TEGNA Foundation Board of Directors also approved nine Media Grants that support education and training for the next generation of diverse journalists at the following organizations: Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), Indigenous Journalists Association, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc. (IRE), National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), NAHJ Association, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, Online News Association (ONA), Poynter Institute For Media Studies, Inc. and Radio Television Digital News Foundation.

More information about TEGNA’s Social Responsibility initiatives and reporting can be found in the social responsibility section of TEGNA’s website, including our 2024 Impact Report. To learn more and/or apply for a TEGNA Foundation Community Grant, visit TEGNAfoundation.org.

About TEGNA Foundation

The TEGNA Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Through its programs, TEGNA Foundation helps to improve lives in the communities served by TEGNA Inc., invests in the future of the media industry, encourages employee giving and contributes to a variety of charitable causes. For more information visit TEGNAfoundation.org.

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

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

For investor inquiries, contact:
Julie Heskett
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
703-873-6747
investorrelations@TEGNA.com

Source: TEGNA Inc.