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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2015

MEDIA GENERAL APPOINTS JOHN O. LEWIS AS VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF WNCT-TV IN GREENVILLE, NC

RICHMOND, VA – Media General, Inc. (“Media General”; NYSE: MEG), one of the nation's largest connected-screen media companies, today announced the promotion of John O. Lewis to Vice President and General Manager of WNCT-TV, the CBS and CW affiliates (WNCT and Eastern North Carolinas CW, respectively) in Greenville, NC.

Mr. Lewis most recently served as the stations’ General Sales Manager for the last four years, helping to grow ratings and revenue.  Prior to that role, he was the Local Sales Manager for WNCT and Eastern North Carolinas CW.

Commenting on the announcement, Media General’s Chief Operating Officer Deborah A. McDermott, said: “Johnny has proven himself to be a great leader with his extensive knowledge not only in sales, but across all departments, and especially of Eastern North Carolina.  He is a terrific champion for the local community and very deserving of this promotion.”

“I am thrilled about my new role and grateful for the opportunity,” said Mr. Lewis. “We have an outstanding team and we will continue to work hard every day to champion the local community and be viewers’ and advertisers’ first choice on all screens.”

Mr. Lewis began his career as an Account Manager for WDBD-TV in Jackson, MS, before being promoted to Local Sales Manager. He has also served in sales management positions at KLAX-TV in Alexandria, LA, KTVE-TV in Monroe, LA and General Manager of WFXI-TV in New Bern, NC. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.

About Media General

Media General is one of the nation's largest connected-screen media companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets, along with the industry's leading digital media business. Our robust portfolio of broadcast, digital and mobile products informs and engages 23% of U.S. TV households and 46% of the U.S. Internet audience.

Media General has one of the industry's largest and most diverse digital media businesses that includes LIN Mobile, Federated Media, HYFN, Dedicated Media and BiteSizeTV, all under the LIN Digital banner. With unmatched local-to-national reach and integrated marketing solutions, Media General is a one-stop-shop for agencies and brands that want to effectively and efficiently reach their target audiences across all screens.

Media General trades on the NYSE under the symbol “MEG.”

Contact
Courtney Guertin
Director, Marketing & Communications
401-457-9501
cguertin@mediageneral.com