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TRIBUNE BROADCASTING’S MARSHALL HITES TO BE HONORED WITH
2019 PROMAX LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

AWARD TO BE PRESENTED JUNE 20 AT
PROMAX STATION SUMMIT 2019 IN LAS VEGAS


LOS ANGELES — April 25, 2019 — The 2019 Promax Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Marshall Hites, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Creative Services, Tribune Broadcasting. The award presentation will take place at the annual Promax Station Summit at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV. Hites is a long-time Promax member, board member and a major supporter of the association. The award will be presented to him during an awards luncheon on June 20, with Larry Wert, President of Broadcast Media, Tribune, presenting the award.

The Promax Lifetime Achievement Award is the association’s highest honor, bestowed by the Board of Directors in recognition of outstanding achievement over the course of a career dedicated to celebrating excellence, driving talent, and connecting people. For those working in broadcast marketing, promotion, and design, it is the greatest individual prize granted by our professional community. Past recipients of the Promax Lifetime Achievement Award at Station Summit include veteran broadcast, creative services and marketing executive, Lee Minard and former EVP at CBS Television Distribution, Michael Mischler.

Hites is an award-winning broadcast marketing executive with over 50 years in local television. He oversees brand management, advertising, on-air promotion, graphics and design areas for Tribune Media’s 42 broadcast stations. Each of the individual station Creative Directors work directly with Hites on these and other matters related to the station’s branding, competitive positioning, and creative endeavors.

He also oversees Tribune’s LA-based Creative Services Team who create graphics and design packages for the Station Group, as well as numerous on-air promotion campaigns for Tribune-owned programming and other corporate creative initiatives. Tribune’s group level network and syndicator relations for advertising and promotion also fall under his purview.

Hites has been honored with dozens of industry awards for his breakthrough and award-winning promotion campaigns - including internationally recognized work for the Los Angeles Lakers - and innovative ads for the LA Dodgers featuring the world-famous Blue Man Group. He is the winner of numerous Promax, Emmy and other industry accolades, including the prestigious Promax International Brand Builder Award.

Promax Station Summit is the only business event created exclusively for and by Television Station Marketing and Creative Services professionals. The annual event brings together the top broadcast networks, program distributors and station ownership groups under one roof for the most powerful week in the broadcast industry. Station Summit 2019 will take place at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV from June 18-21. Registration information is available here.

About Tribune Media
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 49 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is more than 75 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 49 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information, please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

About Promax
Promax is the largest member association for the global entertainment marketing profession. Our community represents thousands of individuals working at the world’s leading media brands, marketing and creative agencies, and content providers. Since 1956, Promax members have created the most relevant brands in pop culture, introduced generations of audiences to powerful entertainment content, and inspired passionate fandom. More at: promax.org.


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Debbie Lawrence (London)
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For Tribune Media:
Jessica Bellucci

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