McLEAN, VA – TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced Kate Morris has been promoted to president and general manager of KTVB in Boise and KTFT in Twin Falls, ID. Morris will replace Doug Armstrong, who plans to retire March 9, after two decades at Idaho’s Newschannel 7.
Morris is an award-winning broadcast veteran with nearly two decades of newsroom experience and an Idaho native. For the past seven years, she has served as KTVB’s executive news director. In this role, Morris grew audiences, expanded the local news product across platforms and helped increase station profit margins. Under her leadership, KTVB has expanded its digital presence across platforms leading to increases in page views, unique visitors and time spent on the station’s website. KTVB’s Facebook page has also grown into the state’s most popular in any category.
“Kate is a proven leader with a demonstrated ability to develop quality content across numerous platforms. Her focus on community journalism, investigative reporting and commitment to the people of Idaho are significant assets that will support KTVB’s future growth,” said Lynn Beall, executive vice president and chief operating officer, media operations, TEGNA. “We are excited that Kate is stepping into this role. She is the perfect choice to fulfill KTVB’s purpose to serve the greater good of the community through innovative and engaging storytelling.”
Morris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University. She also graduated from the 2016-2017 TEGNA Executive Leadership program.
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 television stations in 38 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 35 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
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