Tech Women Group Backs Standard General-Tegna Deal

The Advocating for Women in Tech coalition has weighed in at the FCC in support of the Standard General-Tegna merger. McDermott is CEO of Standard Media. “As a Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Honoree, Mrs. McDermott is widely recognized in her industry and lauded by her staff as one of the nation’s top executives,” the coalition wrote to FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. They also pointed out that the majority of board members of the new company will be women. They said McDermott is “extremely qualified” and “ready to lead the new company.”