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TEGNA Receives Five Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Gracie Awards

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TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced that it has received five Gracie
Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, more than any
other local news organization in the country. The annual Gracie Awards
honor outstanding programming by, for and about women and individual
achievement in television, radio and interactive media.

TEGNA’s 2019 Gracie Award-winning stations, projects and people include:

  • “Mothers Matter,” which won the Best Local TV Documentary award. This
    four-part digital episodic investigation was produced by TEGNA
    investigative teams based at WXIA/11 Alive and WUSA9 with
    contributions from other TEGNA reporters, producers and researchers to
    bring to light the high death rate of African American mothers from
    pregnancy related causes. Newsrooms across TEGNA chose to participate
    on all platforms to expose the high mortality rates in their own
    communities. It was TEGNA’s most viewed digital story of the year. The
    series helped revive a bill in Congress targeting the high maternal
    mortality rate in the U.S., which was signed by the President in
    December 2018.
  • WXIA/11 Alive executive producer Erin Peterson, who won the Individual
    Achievement/Producer in Local TV award for her work on the “Mothers
    Matter” series. This is the second year she has received this honor.
  • The WUSA9 Impact team, who won the Local TV News Soft News Feature
    award for the second year in a row. WUSA9 anchor Lesli Foster,
    executive producer Sarah Gahagan and photojournalist James Hash
    profiled the “RagBaby Exchange,” which helps shatter negative body
    image issues for middle-school- age girls. The “RagBaby Exchange” ran
    as part of a larger effort to spotlight Washington, DC-area
    non-profits by the Impact unit.
  • KPNX/Phoenix 12 News, which won a Local TV News Program award for
    their work on “Impact: Sexual Assault Survivors.” From the highest
    offices in Hollywood, corporate America and even the Supreme Court to
    small-town backrooms, women are making sure their shared experiences
    are heard and are creating a societal movement for change and gender
  • KING5 anchor Angela Russell, who won the Local TV On-air Talent award
    for her work on “Take 5.” This new take on daily TV news talk
    programming combines innovative storytelling, compelling conversations
    and interactive technology.

“We’re very proud to be recognized for the work we do to share impactful
stories,” said Lynn Beall, executive vice president and COO of media
operations, TEGNA. “Congratulations to our honorees and to all of the
Gracie Award winners who are making a difference.”


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the
greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two
radio stations in 41 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 one-third of all
television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million
adults on-air and approximately 37 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 also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for
advertisers through TEGNA
Marketing Solutions
(TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps
businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions
that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top
(OTT) platforms, including Premion,
TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells
empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers
innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit