ST. LOUIS — 5 On Your Side has hired a new director of sales. Jimmy Grilli comes to St. Louis from WKEF/WRGT in Dayton, Ohio, where he most recently served as general manager of the two stations.

Jimmy started his career as an account executive with Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2002, and worked his way up the ladder, serving as regional sales manager, director of national sales, general sales manager and director of sales.

“I am thrilled to join TEGNA and lead the talented sales staff at 5 On Your Side,” said Jimmy. “These are exciting times in our industry, and I look forward to helping our advertising partners grow their brands through our on-air and digital solutions.”

“Jimmy’s extensive experience is an asset to our team of strong sellers and customers alike,” said President and General Manager Alicia Elsner. “Jimmy’s midwestern values align with our team’s ambition to super-serve our customers through insights and customized solutions.”

Jimmy earned a degree in communication from Ohio University and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

About TEGNA
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