Nicholas Lehman, formerly President, Digital at NBCUniversal, named chief strategy officer for TEGNA
Lehman was previously with MTV Networks as EVP / GM, Games + Interactive Media Group, and was briefly CEO of Plum TV
MCLEAN, Va. – January 4, 2015 — TEGNA Inc. today announced Nicholas Lehman has been named chief strategy officer for the company. In this role, Lehman will help guide TEGNA’s overall vision and strategy and work across TEGNA’s companies to identify and develop new business opportunities. He will also be responsible for cultivating company-wide strategic partnerships and for driving innovation initiatives throughout all areas of the company. Lehman will join the TEGNA Leadership Team and report directly to president and CEO Gracia Martore.
Nick is a multi-platform leader with a proven track record of building innovative media and technology businesses,” said Martore. “Nick will be a valued member of our leadership team and his expertise in new product development, operational execution and strategic partnerships and acquisitions across both television and digital will help TEGNA moving forward as we continue to look for ways to better serve our audiences.”
Prior to joining TEGNA, Lehman was president of Digital for NBCUniversal. During his tenure, he oversaw and transformed a portfolio of the company’s native digital businesses, including Fandango, and launched a series of new convergent media brands for NBCUniversal. He also formulated digital video and M&A strategies for the company, while helping to grow and enhance some of NBCUniversal’s key digital partnerships.
“It couldn’t be a more exciting time, in both the company’s evolution and in the overall industry, to join the TEGNA team,” said Lehman. “I’m looking forward to working across our various companies to help drive continued growth and innovation among TEGNA’s extensive portfolio of broadcast and digital assets.”
Before joining NBCUniversal, Lehman served as CEO of Plum TV and as COO of Programming for IAC. He also held several executive roles at MTV Networks, where he oversaw digital strategy and operations and launched multiple new businesses in the mobile, gaming, digital music, and social media spaces.
Lehman has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from Brown University. He and his wife, Tracy, have two children.