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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TEGNA Names Jeff Newman Chief Human Resources Officer

McLEAN, VA – TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced that Jeff Newman has been promoted to senior vice president and chief human resources officer. He was previously vice president of total rewards. Newman will report to Gracia Martore, president and CEO, and will be responsible for leading the company’s human resources team.

“Jeff has been instrumental to our HR team since he joined the company,” said Martore. “He’s helped lead us through several significant changes and has consistently sought to improve employee benefits and enhance services. His leadership and expertise make him the right choice to oversee TEGNA’s human resources department moving forward.”

Newman joined TEGNA in 2013. During his tenure, he has played a critical role in supporting the human resource needs of the company. He has led several key strategic initiatives and actions including the acquisitions of Belo and Cars.com and enhancements to TEGNA’s human resources capabilities.

“TEGNA’s valued employees are the key to the success of our company. I look forward to working with them to help unlock and develop talent and enhance TEGNA’s standing among journalists as the top local broadcasting company in the country,” said Newman.

Prior to joining TEGNA, Newman worked in the financial services sector for over 15 years, holding HR leadership roles for HSBC and GE. He most recently served as executive vice president of rewards for HSBC, developing compensation and benefits strategies in partnership with senior executives to drive key transformation outcomes.

Newman received his B.S. from the Towson University.

About TEGNA
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA offers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and G/O Digital, a customized local digital marketing company. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

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