Media General Names James F. Woodward Senior Vice President

Nov 12, 2013, 15:45 ET from Media General, Inc.

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) today announced that James F. Woodward has been named a Senior Vice President, effective immediately. Mr. Woodward will continue in his role as chief financial officer, a position he has held since 2011.

"Jim's promotion to senior vice president recognizes his outstanding leadership as Media General's top financial executive.  Jim has guided the company through its recent merger and financing initiatives," said George L. Mahoney, president and chief executive officer. "I am delighted to see Jim receive this well-deserved recognition of his excellent contributions to Media General."

Mr. Woodward served as group vice president for Media General's former growth and performance group from 2009-2011. Before that, he was director of corporate human resources from 1999-2009. He was elected a corporate vice president in 2005. During his 30 years with Media General, he has served as staff accountant, audit manager, assistant controller of Richmond Newspapers, and manager of human resources systems for the finance department.

Mr. Woodward received a B.S. degree in accounting from James Madison University. He is a graduate of the Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2009, a foundation board member of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and president of the St. Thomas Church Endowment Fund.

About Media General Media General, Inc. is a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, providing top-rated news, information and entertainment in strong markets across the United States. The company owns or operates 31 network-affiliated broadcast television stations and their associated digital media and mobile platforms, in 28 markets. These stations reach 16.5 million, or 14%, of U.S. TV households. Their network affiliations include CBS (12), NBC (9), ABC (7), Fox (1), MyNetwork TV (1) and CW (1).  Sixteen of the 31 stations are located in the top 75 designated market areas. Media General first entered the local television business in 1955 when it launched WFLA in Tampa, Florida as an NBC affiliate. The company subsequently expanded its station portfolio through acquisition. In November of 2013, Media General and Young Broadcasting merged, combining Media General's 18 stations and Young's 13 stations into the 31-member group that exists today.  Five of the stations have been on the air since 1949:  WCMH in Columbus, Ohio; WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama; WJAR in Providence, Rhode, Island; KWQC in Davenport, Iowa; and KRON in San Francisco.

Contact Media General Media General maintains extensive company information on its website The company's media and investor contact is Lou Anne J. Nabhan, Vice President-Corporate Communications, or 804-887-5120.

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