TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced that KARE in Minneapolis has received a Peabody Award, which honor the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and streaming media during 2022.
KARE was honored in the News category for KARE 11 Investigates – The Gap: Failure to Treat, Failure to Protect, a year-long series and primetime special. In the series, reporters A.J. Lagoe and Brandon Stahl, along with investigative producer Steve Eckert and photojournalists Gary Knox, David Peterlinz and Ronald Stover revealed how violent criminal suspects deemed too mentally ill to stand trial in Minnesota are often released without adequate treatment or supervision – and go on to commit new crimes, including murders. Citing KARE 11’s findings, state lawmakers passed sweeping reforms.
“Investigative journalism is a critical tool for shining a light on injustice,” said Lynn Beall, EVP and COO, media operations, TEGNA. “We are proud of KARE’s unwavering commitment to in-depth investigative reporting that has brought transparency, accountability and change to Minnesota.”
“KARE’s investigative team continues to set a high standard for local investigations,” said Stacey Nogy, director of news content at KARE. “This achievement underscores KARE’s and TEGNA’s commitment to impactful local journalism and we are grateful and humbled by this recognition.”
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network, Twist and Quest. TEGNA offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.