FOR RELEASE: July 20, 2015

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute

Arlington, Va., July 20, 2015 – Todd A. Mayman of TEGNA Inc. has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Media Institute, it was announced today.

Mayman is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer for TEGNA.  He also serves as a director of the TEGNA Foundation.

Prior to joining TEGNA in 1993, Mayman was an associate at the law firm of Arent Fox and served as a law clerk at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.  He received a B.A. with Honors from Swarthmore College and a J.D. magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law.

TEGNA, formerly Gannett Co., Inc., which continues to be based in McLean, Va., is comprised of media and digital businesses.  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, CareerBuilder, and other brands such as G/O Digital, Clipper, and Sightline Media Group.

“We are pleased to welcome Todd Mayman to our Board of Trustees, and we are confident that his years of experience in the media industry will be of great benefit to the Institute,” said Patrick Maines, president of The Media Institute.

The Media Institute’s Board of Trustees is comprised of representatives from various sectors of the media industry, as well as communications attorneys.  The board is chaired by former FCC chairman Richard E. Wiley, senior partner of Wiley Rein in Washington.  For more information about the Institute, visit

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