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May 18, 2015


RICHMOND, VA – Media General, Inc. (“Media General” or the “Company”; NYSE: MEG), one of the nation's largest connected-screen media companies, today announced the opening of a new Washington, D.C. Bureau and named Jim Osman, 18-time Emmy Award winning political and investigative reporter, as the Company's Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief.

Media General's Washington, D.C. Bureau will provide breaking news, political news and analysis, in-depth investigative reporting, and other stories of interest to the Company's local television stations in 48 markets nationwide, as well as its content-producing digital businesses.

"Through our Washington, D.C. News Bureau, we will be able to produce and distribute more in-depth coverage and analysis of federal policies and issues that impact the communities we serve," said Vincent Sadusky, Media General's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Jim's background, knowledge and relationships with key constituents on the Hill make him a terrific fit for this new hybrid management and journalist position. We are thrilled he has joined our team."

Mr. Osman has more than 15 years of experience covering state and national political campaigns, creating and reporting impactful stories, leading multimedia teams on varioushello enterprise stories, and promoting the highest standards of ethical journalism in the industry. Most recently, he was Contributing Reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. Prior to that role, he served as the National Investigative Correspondent for Scripps Television, where he covered Capitol Hill and Washington, D.C. based government accountability pieces. Mr. Osman has also reported for other major markets, including KYW-TV in Philadelphia, PA and KNXV-TV in Phoenix, AZ. In addition to his Regional Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reporting, he has earned two National Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Investigative Reporting and three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

In his new role, Mr. Osman will be responsible for developing, reporting and sharing original stories of interest to the Company's 71 local stations, reporting "Live" for all screens from crisis locations and on breaking news, and managing and recruiting talent in order to grow Media General's new Washington, D.C. Bureau. Mr. Osman is an honors graduate with a Broadcast Journalism degree from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He also completed Georgetown University's Institute on Political Journalism while interning at NBC News' Meet the Press with Tim Russert. Mr. Osman is a native of the Philadelphia area and resides in Washington, D.C.

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.”

Courtney Guertin
Director, Marketing & Communications