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LIN Media Announces René LaSpina as President and General Manager of WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV in Buffalo, New York



  LIN Media Announces René LaSpina as President and General Manager of WIVB-TV
  and WNLO-TV in Buffalo, New York

Business Wire

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- June 13, 2013

LIN TV Corp. (“LIN Media”; NYSE: TVL), a local multimedia company, announced
today that René LaSpina has been named President and General Manager of
WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV in Buffalo, New York, the 52nd largest television market
in the U.S.

Rene LaSpina, General Manager, WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV (Photo: Business Wire)

Rene LaSpina, General Manager, WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV (Photo: Business Wire)

Ms. LaSpina is an accomplished broadcast executive with 20 years of television
station management experience. She joins LIN Media after having spent the last
three years as the Vice President and General Manager of WPTY-TV, WLMT-TV and
WJKT-TV in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to that position, she managed television
stations in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York, Minneapolis-Saint Paul,
Minnesota and Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania. Ms. LaSpina has a
successful track record of strengthening television stations’ news positions
across all platforms, growing ratings and developing innovative sales
strategies that drive revenue.

In her new role that is effective immediately, Ms. LaSpina will provide
strategic direction, leadership and operational management for WIVB-TV and
WNLO-TV. She will report to Jay Howell, LIN Media’s Regional Vice President
Television.

In announcing the appointment, Mr. Howell said, “René is a highly strategic
and driven broadcast executive that brings an impressive range of sales and
local news experience to this position. She also has a genuine, heartfelt
commitment to meeting the needs of our viewers and advertisers. We are pleased
that she is stepping into the leadership role at WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV.”

“I am excited about joining one of the most respected and forward-thinking
multimedia companies in the country that has a long history of investing in
its products, people and communities,” said Ms. LaSpina. “I am very fond of
Buffalo, having lived in New York state for five years, and I am eager to work
with the talented staff and management at WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV and achieve new
levels of success.”

Ms. LaSpina received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources from
the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and also completed executive
education at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

About LIN Media

LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43
television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with
a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more
convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.

LIN Media’s highly-rated television stations deliver important local news and
community stories along with top-rated sports and entertainment programming to
10.5% of U.S. television homes. The Company’s digital media operations focus
on emerging media and interactive technologies that deliver performance-driven
digital marketing solutions to some of the nation’s most respected agencies
and brands. LIN TV Corp. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “TVL”.

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Contact:

LIN Media
Courtney Guertin, 401-457-9501
Corporate Communications Manager
courtney.guertin@linmedia.com
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