TEGNA’s Dave Lougee Announced as Recipient of the Broadcasters Foundation of America 2020 Golden Mike Award
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has announced Dave Lougee, President and Chief Executive Officer of TEGNA Inc., as recipient of its 2020 Golden Mike Award. The award will be presented during a black-tie gala on Wednesday, March 4 at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City. The annual event is a major fundraiser in support of the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America to provide aid to broadcasters in acute need.
“When devastation strikes one of our colleagues, it’s good to know the Foundation is there to help,” said Lougee. “I’m so very proud of the generosity of the many broadcasters who support and donate to the Broadcasters Foundation, and I am honored to receive their Golden Mike Award.”
“As a member of our Board of Directors, Dave has made a difference in the lives of the many broadcasters the Foundation helps,” stated Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation. “Dave is an exemplary broadcaster, who leads his team in serving their local markets with journalistic integrity. We are proud to honor him.”
In addition to his role as President and CEO of TEGNA, Lougee also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to ascending to his current position, 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. Previously, he served at Belo as Executive Vice President, Media Operations and, prior to that, 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 TV station in Washington, DC and Vice President, News Director at TEGNA’s KUSA in Denver.
Lougee is the immediate Past Chairman of the NBC Affiliates Board and is a Past Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) and the Broadcasters Foundation of America.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America Golden Mike Award dinner attracts a who’s who of broadcast media executives and celebrities. The presenters and performers for this year’s event will be announced shortly. Previous recipients include Perry Sook, Emily Barr, David Barrett, Michael Bloomberg, Bob Pittman, Gordon Smith, Jeff Smulyan, and more. For information, or to reserve a seat or table, please contact the Broadcasters Foundation at 212-373-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:
The Broadcasters Foundation has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund. Corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation’s Legacy Society. For more information, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org, call 212-373-8250, or email email@example.com.
The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident and other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 Public Charity.
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