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December 2, 2014


Richmond, VA – Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG), a local broadcast television and digital media company, today announced that Kenneth M. Freedman has been named Vice President and General Manager of WCMH-TV, its NBC affiliate in Columbus, OH, effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Freedman is currently Vice President and General Manager for KWQC-TV, Media General's NBC affiliate in Quad Cities, IA/IL. Mr. Freedman will succeed current WCMH Vice President and General Manager Dan Bradley, who is retiring at the end of this year following a distinguished 40-year career in the broadcast industry. Mr. Freedman will work with Mr. Bradley in the interim to provide for a smooth transition.

"We are delighted to name such a talented and experienced broadcaster as Ken to be our new General Manager at WCMH," said Deborah A. McDermott, Senior Vice President-Broadcast Markets for Media General. "Ken is a strong leader and great competitor. He has had much success in Davenport and is the right person to assume the leadership role at WCMH."

Mr. Freedman said, "This is a very exciting time in our industry. It will be an honor to work with the talented team of broadcast and digital media professionals at WCMH. Our mission will be to serve our viewers and grow the station's brand on all platforms."

Prior to joining KWQC in 2011 in his current position, Mr. Freedman had been Director of Sales & Marketing for KGW-TV in Portland, OR, since 2006. Before that, he was VP-General Sales Manager for KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City, UT, since 2003. Prior to that, he had served in sales leadership positions for WOFL/WRBW-TV in Orlando, FL; WKMG-TV in Orlando, FL; for HRP in New York City; and with Blair TV in New York City. His community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of United Way of the Quad Cities, Trinity Healthcare Foundation, Figge Art Museum, First Tee of the Quad Cities, University of Iowa School of Communications-Advisory Board, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce-Regional Opportunity Council, and RME (River Music Experience). He is a member of Rotary Club of Davenport and National Ski Patrol. Mr. Freedman graduated from Kent State University with a B.A. in telecommunications. He completed the National Association of Broadcasters Executive Development program.

About Media General, Inc.
Media General, Inc. is a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, providing top-rated news, information and entertainment in strong markets across the U.S. The company owns or operates 32 network-affiliated broadcast television stations and their associated digital media and mobile platforms, in 29 markets. These stations reach 17.5 million or nearly 15% of U.S. TV homes. Seventeen of the 32 stations are located in the top 75 designated market areas. Media General first entered the local television business in 1955 when it launched WFLA in Tampa, Florida, as an NBC affiliate. The company subsequently expanded its station portfolio through acquisition. In November 2013, Media General and Young Broadcasting merged, combining Media General’s 18 stations and Young’s 13 stations. In September 2014, Media General acquired WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, PA.

Lou Anne J. Nabhan
Vice President, Corporate Communications