TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 18, 2019--

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) today announced that TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) has won 10 National Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in local journalism, the second consecutive year that TEGNA has won 10 awards. TEGNA stations received more National Murrow Awards than any other television broadcast group, with TEGNA journalists winning more than half of all the National Murrows awarded to large market television stations. TEGNA received 91 Regional Murrow Awards in April, more than any other media company.

“Each day, we strive to inform and engage our local audiences with the stories that matter most, and reach them in new and innovative ways,” said TEGNA president and CEO Dave Lougee. “Congratulations to all our deserving winners who continue to raise the bar for excellence in local journalism everywhere.”

TEGNA stations KARE in Minneapolis and WXIA in Atlanta received awards in multiple categories. Two of the National Murrow Awards, for Excellence in Innovation (WXIA-Atlanta) and News Documentary (WFAA-Dallas), involved concepts that originated at a TEGNA Innovation Summit, a recurring, structured process that encourages fresh and bold ideas from TEGNA’s employees. TEGNA’s commitment to innovation and to producing unique content that resonates with consumers in all markets is a central component of its business model and value proposition.

The TEGNA National Edward R. Murrow Award winners are:

WXIA – Atlanta: Excellence in Innovation for a compilation including “Atticus Investigates”, “Reveal”, WXIA’s half-hour investigation show, and “At the Table ATL”, a social media series on the food scene in Atlanta

WXIA – Atlanta: Investigative Reporting for “FLIPPED: Secrets Inside a Corrupt Police Department”

WGRZ – Buffalo: News Documentary (small market) for “Seeking a Confession” investigating the Catholic Church priest scandal and one victim’s quest for closure

WFAA – Dallas: News Documentary for “VERIFY: Borderlands” investigating the border wall

KUSA – Denver: Excellence in Video for “Five Points”, a look at Denver’s historic jazz culture

KHOU – Houston: Breaking News Coverage for “Santa Fe School Shooting”

KARE – Minneapolis: Feature Reporting for “Eddie’s Sign” remembering the story of a young boy’s death

KARE – Minneapolis: Hard News for “Huppert Dairy” covering the closures of dairy farms across Minnesota and Wisconsin

KARE – Minneapolis: Excellence in Writing for Boyd Huppert’s emotional storytelling

KING – Seattle: Continuing Coverage for “Back of the Class” series on the state of special needs education in Washington

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 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest that reach more than 87 million U.S. television homes. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including  Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit  www.TEGNA.com.

CONTACT: For media inquiries, contact:

Anne Bentley

Vice President, Corporate Communications

703-873-6366

abentley@TEGNA.comFor investor inquiries, contact:

John Janedis, CFA

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets & Investor Relations

703-873-6222

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA VIRGINIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT TV AND RADIO SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS ADVERTISING MARKETING

SOURCE: TEGNA Inc.

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PUB: 06/18/2019 12:00 PM/DISC: 06/18/2019 12:01 PM

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