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TEGNA Wins 10 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, Including Two for Excellence in Innovation

McLEAN, VA – RTNDA, the Radio Television Digital News Association, announced today that TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) has won 10 National Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in local journalism. This includes three for KING in Seattle, WA and two for KTVB in Boise, ID. TEGNA won both local television Excellence in Innovation honors, with WXIA and the Atticus Team in Atlanta, GA winning in the large market category for their digital-first investigations and KTVB winning in the small market category. TEGNA won 9 National Murrow Awards in 2017 and this April, the company received 83 Regional Murrow Awards, the most in TEGNA’s history.

“I am incredibly proud of the innovative work our journalists do every day to serve the greater good of our communities,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO, TEGNA. “We are committed to independent local journalism and we are there when our audiences need us most. We are telling stories that matter in creative and engaging new ways. Congratulations to all of our winners.”

TEGNA National Murrow Winners:

  • WXIA – Atlanta, GA for Excellence in Innovation
  • KTVB – Boise, ID for Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Video
  • WFAA – Dallas, TX for Investigative Reporting
  • KUSA – Denver, CO for News Series
  • KHOU – Houston, TX for Breaking News Coverage
  • NEWS CENTER Maine – Portland/Bangor, ME for Hard News
  • KING – Seattle, WA for Excellence in Video, Feature Reporting and Website

The National Murrow Awards are sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 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 approximately 30 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

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