President and Chief Executive Officer
Dave Lougee is president and CEO of TEGNA Inc., one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S. He also serves on the company’s Board of Directors.
Prior to becoming CEO, Lougee spent 10 years as president of TEGNA Media. During that time, the company acquired Belo Corp. and London Broadcasting, nearly doubling its Broadcast portfolio.
Prior to joining TEGNA, Lougee served as executive vice president, media operations for Belo. He also served as senior vice president and president and general manager of TV and cable operations in Seattle/Tacoma. Earlier in his career, Lougee was vice president, news at WRC, the NBC owned and operated station in Washington, DC and vice president, news director at TEGNA’s KUSA in Denver.
Lougee serves as chairman of the NBC Affiliates Board and is the immediate past joint chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). He is also on the Board of Directors for BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.), the Broadcasters Foundation of America and is a past chair of the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) Board of Directors.
Lougee is a graduate of the University of Colorado and attended the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2004.
Dave and his wife, Danni, reside in Northern Virginia with their son, Nash.
Tegna, Inc. (stylized as TEGNA) is a publicly traded broadcast and digital media company headquartered in McLean, Virginia. It was formed on June 29, 2015, when the Gannett Company spun off its publishing assets – which retained the "Gannett" name – in order to focus on its more profitable broadcast television and digital media divisions. Tegna owns or operates 46 television stations (which, alongside those historically owned by Gannett, includes stations that had recently been acquired by Gannett from Belo Corporation and the London Broadcasting Company), and is the largest group owner of stations affiliated with NBC and CBS, and properties in digital media.