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TEGNA Wins 83 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

McLEAN, VA – TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today won 83 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the most in the company’s history and more than any local broadcaster this year. TEGNA won six awards for overall excellence, the highest honor awarded, and nine for excellence in innovation. In addition, eight awards were given to new pilot concepts created by TEGNA innovators from our local stations. The Edward R. Murrow Awards are sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

“Our talented team of journalists is consistently finding innovative and engaging ways to tell stories that matter and make a difference,” said Lynn Beall, executive vice president and COO of media operations, TEGNA. “I am proud of our innovative culture that is redefining journalism and the purpose-driven work we do to serve the greater good.”

KUSA in Denver won nine Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, tied for the most of any television station. KARE in Minneapolis won eight awards including one for overall excellence. WGRZ in Buffalo, WCNC in Charlotte, WBIR in Knoxville, KING in Seattle and KREM in Spokane also won overall excellence awards.

TEGNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Winners:

  • KUSA – Denver, CO won 9 awards including excellence in innovation
  • KARE – Minneapolis, MN won 8 awards including overall excellence
  • WGRZ – Buffalo, NY won 7 awards including overall excellence and excellence in innovation
  • WFAA – Dallas, TX won 7 awards including excellence in innovation
  • KING – Seattle, WA won 7 awards including overall excellence
  • WBIR – Knoxville, TN won 6 awards including overall excellence
  • KTVB – Boise, ID won 5 awards including excellence in innovation
  • WXIA – Atlanta, GA won 4 awards including excellence in innovation
  • KREM – Spokane, WA won 4 awards including overall excellence
  • WUSA – Washington, DC won 4 awards including excellence in innovation
  • WCNC – Charlotte, NC won 3 awards including overall excellence
  • WKYC – Cleveland, OH won 2 awards including excellence in innovation
  • KGW – Portland, OR won 2 awards including excellence in innovation
  • KIDY – San Angelo, TX won 2 awards including excellence in innovation
  • KHOU – Houston, TX won 2 awards
  • WCSH/WLBZ – Portland/Bangor, ME won 2 awards
  • KAGS – College Station TX
  • WTLV – Jacksonville, FL
  • WHAS – Louisville, KY
  • WWL – New Orleans, LA
  • WVEC – Norfolk, VA
  • KPNX – Phoenix, AZ
  • KXTV – Sacramento, CA
  • KSDK – St. Louis, MO
  • WTSP – Tampa, FL 

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 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

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