MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced that Akin Harrison has been named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Harrison will lead TEGNA’s legal department and serve as a member of the company’s leadership team following the retirement of Todd Mayman, executive vice president and chief legal and administrative officer. Mayman plans to retire early next year.
“Akin has been instrumental to our legal department since he joined the company. He helped lead our acquisition of KFMB in San Diego earlier this year and is currently guiding us through our proposed acquisitions of WTOL in Toledo, OH and KWES in Odessa-Midland, TX.,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO, TEGNA. “I also want to thank Todd for an exceptional 25-year career at TEGNA. He’s been at the center of our most significant milestones during his tenure and has been a thoughtful and valued counselor to me. I wish him all the best in his well-earned retirement.”
Harrison has served in roles of increasing responsibility within TEGNA’s legal department since joining the company as assistant general counsel in 2003. Harrison is currently senior vice president, associate general counsel and secretary and provides advice and support to TEGNA’s leadership team and board of directors on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate governance.
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve TEGNA in my new role. Todd has been a mentor to me since I joined the company and I wish him well in his next chapter,” said Harrison. “I look forward to working more closely with Dave, the leadership team, board of directors and colleagues across the company as we pursue TEGNA’s innovation and growth strategy that serves the greater good of our communities.”
Prior to joining TEGNA, Harrison was a corporate attorney in private practice in New York City and Washington, D.C. where his practice included representing Fortune 500 companies, venture capital firms and early stage companies in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings and corporate lending transactions.
Harrison earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia.
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 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 approximately 30 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 also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.