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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2014

MEDIA GENERAL NAMES RON ROMINES GENERAL MANAGER OF WTEN-TV
IN ALBANY, NY

Richmond, VA – Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG), a local broadcast television and digital media company, today announced that Ron Romines has been named Vice President and General Manager of WTEN-TV, its ABC affiliate in Albany, NY, effective December 1, 2014. Mr. Romines has been serving as General Sales Manager at WTEN. Mr. Romines succeeds Andy Alford, who is now Vice President and General Manager of WFLA-TV, Media General’s NBC affiliate in Tampa, FL, and also Media General’s Vice President-Sales.

“We are delighted to name such a talented and experienced broadcaster as Ron to be our new General Manager at WTEN,” said Deborah A. McDermott, Senior Vice President-Broadcast Markets for Media General. “Ron has been instrumental in driving significant revenue growth for us in the Albany market. He is a true broadcast professional, who has interacted with every department at the station to improve performance. I am confident that Ron is the right leader for WTEN and that he will help us achieve continued growth in ratings and revenue.”

Mr. Romines said, "I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the talented and dedicated staff at WTEN.  Having shared the challenges and successes of the last 10 years with many of the staff members, I know it will be extremely rewarding to work with our determined and dependable professionals as we achieve new heights.”

Mr. Romines has served in his current position since 2005. WTEN maintains shared services and joint sales agreements with Shield Media, the owner of WXXA, the Fox affiliate in Albany. Mr. Romines started his career as an account executive in Jackson, MS, first at WDBD-TV and later WAPT-TV, where he was Local Sales Manager and then General Sales Manager. Mr. Romines additionally has held General Sales Manager positions at KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City, OK; WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, MN; and WJTV-TV, Jackson, MS. He received B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Mississippi College. He completed the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Training 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.

Contact
Lou Anne J. Nabhan
Vice President, Corporate Communications
804-887-5120
lnabhan@mediageneral.com