“TEGNA is committed to accelerating the pace of racial diversity across our company and our leadership. The initiatives we began implementing in 2020, with input from our D&I Working Group, have put us on a solid path to reaching our long-term goal of ensuring all TEGNA stations and business units are as diverse as the communities we serve.”
– Grady Tripp, TEGNA Chief Diversity Officer
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We are committed to ensuring our content reflects the diverse communities we represent. Our content teams (news, digital and marketing employees) take part in an Inclusive Journalism program, developed in partnership with diverse leaders at TEGNA and The Poynter Institute, to tackle unconscious bias in news reporting and content development and to address how coded language contributes to racial stereotypes.
Action We’ve Taken
- We’ve set quantifiable five-year goals to increase Black, Indigenous and People of Color representation in content teams, news leadership and management roles.
- With the catalyst of the social justice movement, we committed to completing mandatory unconscious bias training and created a companywide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion employee group.
- Signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge.
- We launched a Diversity & Inclusion Working Group comprised of employees from across TEGNA to: increase racial diversity in key leadership and influential positions; ensure racially diverse perspectives and respectfully valued, sought after, and embraced and identify and combat inherent unconscious bias through education and training.
- To help shed light on human rights issues, the TEGNA Foundation made special grants to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Chinese for Affirmative Action and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
- Added Juneteenth as a paid company holiday.
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Excellence in Reporting
- 2021 Walter Cronkite Award for Exceptional Reporting on Systemic Racism
- 2020 Peabody Award for “Facing Race,” a 13-week original series on systemic racism in the Pacific Northwest
- 10 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, including four for coverage of systemic racism, including a Large Market Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award for “The Talk,” a look at what it means to be Black in New Orleans
- TEGNA stations were also honored with 86 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including six for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our Award-Winning Culture
Recognized as one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces® in North America
Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the fifth consecutive year by the Human Rights Campaign with a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index
Named to Points of Lights’ The Civic 50 as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States
Our employees help mentor our nation’s veterans through our partnership with American Corporate Partners