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Feb 19, 2020
KCTV/KSMO Vice President & GM Chuck Poduska to Retire from Meredith
KCTV/KSMO VP & GM Chuck Poduska to Retire From Meredith

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 19, 2020)Chuck Poduska, Vice President and General Manager of Meredith Corporation’s (NYSE: MDP; KCTV/ KSMO in Kansas City, announced today that he will retire on March 31, 2020, after 38 years of  service. Poduska’s distinguished career at Meredith spans management roles at individual stations and group roles overseeing strategies and finances for the Local Media Group.

“It has been a great honor to work for Meredith throughout my career, and I am particularly proud to have led the outstanding KCTV and KSMO teams for the past two and a half years,” said Poduska. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with so many talented and dedicated colleagues.”

“Chuck has been a remarkable leader for Meredith. He is respected throughout the organization and has achieved great success in every role he has undertaken,” said Patrick McCreery, President of Meredith Corporation’s Local Media Group. “We are appreciative of Chuck’s commitment and contributions to Meredith over the last 38 years. He will be missed.”

Prior to becoming VP/General Manager of KCTV/KSMO, Poduska spent four years as Vice President of Finance for the Local Media Group and another year as Group Controller.  He also served as Business Manager for KCTV/KSMO from 1998 to 2013, and as Business/Operations Manager for WOFL/WOGX in Orlando – which were owned by Meredith at that time –for eight years.  He began his Meredith career in various audit/financial analysis positions at its Des Moines headquarters.

Poduska serves on the Board of Directors for HeroFund USA, Inc., an organization that provides support and services to first responders and their families throughout Missouri and Kansas.

Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 118 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms-including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video-to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.

Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching 11 percent of U.S. households and 30 million viewers. Meredith's portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation's Top 25 markets –including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland – and 13 in the Top 50. Meredith's stations produce more than 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week and operate leading local digital destinations. Meredith also owns MNI Targeted Media, which delivers targeted advertising solutions to more than 1,200 clients on a local, regional and national level.

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