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TEGNA Announces "Sister Circle," New Daytime, Live Talk Show Will Premiere in 12 Markets and Live Nationally on TV One on Monday, September 11


"Sister Circle" Will Be TEGNA's Second Original Program to Launch
This Fall

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA) announced today that "Sister Circle," a live,
daily talk show hosted by a panel of four female hosts, will premiere on
Monday, September 11 in 12 TEGNA markets and live nationally from 9-10
a.m. ET on TV One, a cable network offering a broad range of programming
for a diverse audience of adult black viewers. This is the first time TV
One, which reaches 59 million households, will carry original
programming from a local station group. "Sister Circle" will be produced
out of TEGNA's WATL in Atlanta and reach 60 percent of U.S. television

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From left: Rashan Ali, Syleena Johnson, Kiana Dancie and Quad Webb-Lunceford (Photo: Business Wire)

From left: Rashan Ali, Syleena Johnson, Kiana Dancie and Quad Webb-Lunceford (Photo: Business Wire)

"Sister Circle" will empower and inspire African-American women and
include news and insights on relationships, parenting, fitness, personal
finances, the latest trends and the joys and frustrations of everyday
life, all from the compelling, humorous and sincere perspective of the
show's hosts. The show will also feature interviews with celebrity
guests and expert opinions on key and relevant issues. "Sister Circle"
will also offer multiple ways for the audience to engage in the program,
including the launch of a live, interactive polling app, which will help
drive discussion across social media 24/7.

"Sister Circle's" dynamic hosts have spent their careers in journalism,
business, music and entertainment. They include: Quad Webb-Lunceford,
"Married To Medicine" reality-TV breakout star; Syleena Johnson, a
Grammy-award nominated singer and "R&B Divas" TV star; Rashan Ali, TV
Host, sports reporter and radio show host; and Kiana Dancie, a stand-up
comedienne, radio personality and actress. The hosts will be joined by
‘DJ Q,' who, when not spinning records, adds a guy's unique POV to the
‘Sister Circle' discussion.

"We are excited to bring this diverse and groundbreaking live show to
audiences across multiple platforms," said Bob Sullivan, senior vice
president, programming, TEGNA. "Audiences will love the chemistry and
personalities of our hosts and engaging with them across platforms
throughout their day. The show will discuss important issues facing the
African-American community and offer insight and perspective that is not
easily found on daytime TV. We are excited to bring the show's point of
view to our TEGNA communities and thrilled to partner with TV One to air
the show nationally. The channel represents the best in Black culture
and entertainment and ‘Sister Circle' is a perfect fit in their morning
news and lifestyle lineup."

"The collaboration between TV One and TEGNA allows us to present a talk
show uniquely tailored to African-American women that will bring the
energy and fun of a good get together with your best girlfriends to our
daily morning line up," said D'Angela Proctor, head of original
programming, TV One. "Watching ‘Sister Circle' will be like having
brunch with your best girlfriends every day. While the audience will
come for the conversation, they'll stay for the sisterhood."

Veteran television executive Helen Swenson has been named senior
executive producer and showrunner for "Sister Circle." Swenson has spent
more than 30 years in live television, program development, sales,
digital and marketing. As senior vice president of The Weather Channel,
Swenson created and developed "Wake Up With Al" featuring Al Roker. She
was in charge of overseeing all live programming development for the
cable network. Swenson has also served as general manager and news
director at various television stations across the country.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of ‘Sister Circle.' We've assembled an
amazing team of people both in front of and behind the camera," said
Swenson. "The dynamic hosts and the creative team will produce a show
that will be entertaining and fun but will also generate meaningful,
relevant and engaging conversations in a live format across platforms.
This is one of the most exciting and meaningful projects I've ever been
a part of."


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the
greater good of our communities. With 46 television stations in 38
markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers
across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top
25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television
households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults
on-air and 32 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been
consistently honored with the industry's top awards, including Edward R.
Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers
results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions
including OTT local advertising network Premion,
centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O
, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with
consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells
empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers
innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit

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