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TEGNA Honored by the Women’s Forum of New York for Leadership in Board Gender Parity

TEGNA recognized for 42 percent female board representation

Tysons, Va. – TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) announced today that it was honored by the Women’s Forum of New York at its sixth biennial “Breakfast of Corporate Champions” (BCC) event for achieving 42 percent female representation on its board of directors. At the event, TEGNA was recognized as a corporate game-changer for promoting women’s leadership in the boardroom.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York for our achievement in reaching 42 percent female representation on our board,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO of TEGNA. “We continue to strive to make gender equity, inclusion and diversity a business priority across our company and are taking actionable steps to ensure we represent all the communities we serve through our journalism and storytelling.”

For 2021, the Women’s Forum is saluting 243 companies from the S&P 500 and FORTUNE 1000 that have achieved 35 percent, or more, female representation on their corporate boards. All “Corporate Champion” honored companies, from 2011 to 2021, have exceeded the national average of board seats held by women (source: BoardEx, June 2021).

We salute TEGNA for their impressive success to achieve greater gender balance in their corporate boardroom,” said BCC Founder and Chair, Janice Reals Ellig, CEO, The Ellig Group. “As part of the Women’s Forum of New York’s ongoing ‘Corporate Board Initiative,’ we’re proud to honor TEGNA as an important member of the 2021 class of Corporate Champions who are determined to lead the way.”

The Women’s Forum “Corporate Board Initiative” reflects the organization’s belief that change happens more quickly when it’s driven from the top. The initiative focuses on company leadership, including CEOs, Directors, and Nominating and Governing Chairs, working to advance the appointment of women with the overarching goal to achieve gender parity on corporate boards.

The BCC Honorary Co-Chairs are Kenneth C. Frazier, Executive Chairman of the Board, Merck & Co., Inc. and Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO, Grand Reserve Inn. The President of the Women’s Forum is Joan Haffenreffer, Chief Administrative Officer and Managing Director, Citi Global Public Affairs.

For more information about TEGNA please visit To learn more about the Women’s Forum of New York, and the organization’s Corporate Board Initiative, please visit

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, Twist 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

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