TEGNA appoints Anne Bentley as vice president and chief communications officer
Bentley joins the broadcaster, once part of Gannett, after previously being head of corporate communications for PBS
MCLEAN, Va. – April 10, 2017 — TEGNA Inc. today announced the appointment of Anne Bentley as vice president and chief communications officer. Bentley will report to Gracia Martore, president and CEO, and will be responsible for leading the company’s external and internal communications strategy.
“As TEGNA builds on our momentum and business transformation, we are delighted to have Anne join us as Chief Communications Officer,” said Martore. “Anne’s strong leadership skills, demonstrated business results and combination of broadcast and digital experience are key assets as we invest in the next phase of our growth and development. We look forward to collaborating with Anne to showcase our vision, our businesses and our people.”
“I’m thrilled to join TEGNA at such an exciting time in its development,” said Bentley. “TEGNA is a widely recognized market leader with tremendous growth potential. I’m looking forward to working with the entire TEGNA team to showcase the organization’s strengths.”
Most recently, Bentley was vice president and head of corporate communications for PBS, where she served as the lead communications officer. During her tenure, Bentley was instrumental in enhancing the organization’s visibility in the media landscape. In addition to serving as chief corporate spokesperson, she oversaw corporate communications strategy, including corporate positioning and reputation management, media relations, general audience and children’s media publicity, social media, events, and employee, executive and station communications.
Prior to joining PBS in 2010, Bentley worked for more than a decade at AOL. She most recently served as senior vice president of corporate communications, developing communications strategies and advising senior executives during the organization’s transformation from a subscription-based business to a global web services company. Bentley received her B.A. from the University of Richmond.