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5 On Your Side hires new multi-skilled journalist

Justina Coronel shoots, writes, and edits her own stories.
Credit: Justina Coronel

ST. LOUIS — Justina Coronel is 5 On Your Side’s newest multi-skilled journalist. Her first day was Wednesday, April 17 and her first day on the air was Friday, April 19.

Justina comes to St. Louis from WMDT in Salisbury, Maryland where she worked as a weekday multi-media journalist, shooting, writing, and editing her own stories.

“I’m so excited to make St. Louis my new home and join 5 On Your Side,” said Justina. “I may not be from here originally, but I’m ready to dive in head-first and get to know the area and people – I’m ready to tell their stories.”

“Justina has an energy to her reporting that will immediately capture your attention,” said Broadcast Managing Editor Ryan Dean. “We have no doubt viewers will love her authentic personality.”

Justina has a bachelor’s degree in communication and English from Florida State University and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from University of Miami. She’s fluent in Spanish and has won two Associated Press Awards.

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit http://www.tegna.com/.

For more information contact:
Alicia Elsner, 314-444-5256