TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced the appointment of Lauren Fisher as senior vice president and chief legal officer, effective November 27. Fisher will serve as a member of the company’s leadership team, reporting directly to president and CEO Dave Lougee.
As chief legal officer, Fisher will lead the Company’s legal department and oversee all legal functions across a broad range of disciplines including corporate, content creation and distribution, regulatory, ethics and compliance, and litigation and support TEGNA’s long-term direction and growth.
Fisher joins TEGNA from Vox Media where she was chief legal officer and corporate secretary reporting to Vox Media’s chairman and CEO for more than 15 years. Fisher advised the company through tremendous growth as it expanded to nearly 20 distinct media brands across all digital platforms, launched new digital advertising products, entered the realm of television and entertainment programming, and acquired new consumer businesses.
“Lauren is a strong, values-based leader with extensive knowledge of the evolving media landscape,” said Dave Lougee. “She will champion our commitment to serving the greater good of our communities by supporting our content creation and growth initiatives while ensuring strong governance at all levels of the organization.”
Fisher said, “I am impressed by TEGNA’s trusted local news brands and position within the broadcast industry. I am looking forward to supporting TEGNA’s award-winning journalism while helping to foster continued growth across its businesses. My goal is to work with the top-notch TEGNA team to enhance value for all stakeholders.”
Previously, Fisher acted in the role of vice president, business and legal affairs at Hulu where she provided legal support during the service’s commercial launch. Prior to Hulu, Fisher worked at AOL for seven years where she led the team that managed wide-ranging intellectual property matters, technology deals, rights and licensing, and various aspects of law relating to AOL’s business. Earlier in her career, Fisher was associate counsel at The Vanguard Group and worked at the law firms of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and Hoyle, Morris & Kerr.
Fisher graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School where she was a published member of the law review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in political history and concentrated on marketing and economics at The Wharton School. She is co-chair of the copyright and trademark committee of the Media Law Resource Center. She is a member of the Board of Directors at the News Media Alliance.
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.