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LIN Media Names Broadcast Veteran Les Vann As President And General Manager Of WJCL-TV And WTGS-TV In Savannah, GA

LIN TV Corp. (“LIN Media”; NYSE: TVL), a local multimedia company, announced today that Les Vann has been named President and General Manager of WJCL-TV and WTGS-TV in Savannah, GA.

Mr. Vann is a veteran broadcast executive with nearly 20 years of television station management experience. He joins LIN Media after having spent the last five years as the Vice-President and General Manager of WKRC-TV and Local 12.2 in Cincinnati, the 35th largest television market in the U.S. During his tenure, WKRC-TV was a ratings leader, grew market revenue share and outperformed market revenue growth. Prior to that role, he managed television stations in Illinois, Iowa, North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York.

Mr. Vann will report to Scott Blumenthal, LIN Media’s Executive Vice President Television. In announcing the appointment, Mr. Blumenthal said, “Attracting and retaining top talent is a priority for our company. We are extremely fortunate to have found someone of Les' caliber. His exemplary business credentials, commitment to localism and service to the community – both hallmarks of LIN, and dynamic leadership make Les uniquely qualified to take WJCL-TV and WTGS-TV to the next level of success.”

“It is an honor to join one of the most successful and forward-thinking media companies in the country, which has a strong reputation of investing in its products, people and communities,” said Mr. Vann. “I am eager to work with the talented team of professionals at WJCL-TV and WTGS-TV in beautiful and historic Savannah and immerse myself into this great community.”

Mr. Vann is committed to civic involvement and has been active in every community in which he has lived since he launched his broadcasting career in 1977. He served on numerous non-profit boards, including the Urban League and The Neediest Kids of All, was President of three Parent Teacher Associations in Illinois, coached youth baseball, soccer and basketball, as well as served as Commissioner for a youth baseball league. Most recently, he was honored with the 2012 Silver Hope Award at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Ohio Valley Chapter’s Dinner of Champions for his contributions to the Cincinnati community.

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