TEGNA Media Shines Spotlight on Missing Children

Local Stations Join with National Center for Missing & Exploited
Children and Justice Network

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) announced today dozens of TEGNA Media stations
are dedicating multi-platform coverage that spotlights missing children
on today’s National Missing Children’s Day. TEGNA Media partnered with
the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s “Rock One Sock”

Throughout the day, TEGNA Media stations are airing stories of families
involved in missing children cases and investigations into child and
protective services cases relevant to their local communities. TEGNA
Media’s digital properties are also featuring profiles of local children
currently missing, extensive social media coverage and other original
content. Highlights of coverage include:

  • KHOU in Houston is featuring a photo gallery, both on-air and across
    digital, of children currently missing in the Houston market. Every
    two minutes, a missing child is featured on the station’s social
  • KTHV in Little Rock is airing an interview with the mother of Morgan
    Nick, a young girl kidnapped in 1995 as well as an investigation into
    the Arkansas Missing Persons website.
  • KUSA in Denver is profiling a woman dying of ovarian cancer whose
    final wish is to find her baby boy who was stolen out of her house 30
    years ago.

“TEGNA is committed to protecting the unprotected, speaking up for the
voiceless and advocating for change when change is needed,” said Dave
Lougee, president of TEGNA Media. “We are a partner in people’s lives
and our involvement in Rock One Sock and National Missing Children’s Day
is another example of our journalists doing everything they can to
ensure our communities and families are safe.”

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s “Rock One Sock”
campaign will raise awareness for missing children and bring hope and
inspiration to National Missing Children’s Day. The campaign calls for
everyone to wear one sock and take a “Footsie”, a picture or video of
your feet with one sock. Participants are encouraged to upload their
footsie to social media and tag friends to post their own footsie or
donate to the campaign. TEGNA Media anchors and reporters are taking
part and will post footsies throughout the day.

“We’re proud of TEGNA’s dedicated journalists and advocates helping
children in need,” says Callahan Walsh from the National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children. “Their commitment to our ‘Rock One Sock’
campaign goes a long way in securing a safer future for children all
across the country.”

TEGNA Media is also leveraging its partnership with the Justice Network
to raise awareness for missing children. The Justice Network will air
success stories throughout the week featuring missing children who were
successfully reunited with their families. The segments, hosted by
spokesman and television host John Walsh, will air on the broadcast
network as well as Justice Network’s social and web properties and will
complement Justice’s year-round hourly features of missing children.
Since the launch of the Justice Network across TEGNA Media in January of
2015, 51 children have been found and safely returned to their
caregivers, 47 in TEGNA communities.

“The Justice Network is proud to partner with TEGNA Media and help
recover dozens of missing children,” said Steve Schiffman, Justice
Network CEO. “Our work has only just begun as we continue to actively
air programming with a purpose that can positively affect change in
local communities.”


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) 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 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 and Cofactor. For more information,
visit www.TEGNA.com.


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