TEGNA Names Sean Wechter Senior Vice President of Digital Technology And Product Development For TEGNA Media
McLEAN, VA – TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., has named Sean Wechter to the newly created position of senior vice president of digital technology and product development for TEGNA Media. He will report to Dave Lougee, president, TEGNA Media.
Wechter will lead the creative vision for TEGNA Media’s digital experiences and will be responsible for creating and designing innovative and engaging products as well as improving and enhancing existing products. He will oversee the continual UI/UX, design, development and enhancements of TEGNA Media’s websites and mobile, tablet and OTT apps.
Wechter comes to TEGNA Media from Comcast where he served as vice president of technology and operations. He oversaw Xfinity’s web, mobile and TV entertainment platforms. Prior to Comcast, Wechter was the leader of Dell’s interactive tools team. He has also held executive positions with Philips Electronics, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gartner and Chipshot.com.
“Sean has been at the forefront of bringing cross-platform products to the viewing experience across web, mobile and TV,” said Lougee. “His vision and experience will be huge assets as we continue to expand the ways we distribute and produce new and existing video products across multiple platforms.”
Wechter holds an MBA in Management from Bentley College and a Bachelor of Science from Clarkson University. He is a certified Java programmer and holds a U.S. patent for a fraud detection system. He and his wife, Jill, have two children.
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) 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 other powerful brands such as G/O Digital, Clipper and Sightline Media Group. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
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