Tegna Names Jeff Newman Chief HR Officer

The station group promotes him to the company’s top human resources post.

Tegna Inc. today promoted Jeff Newman to senior vice president and chief human resources officer. He was previously VP of total rewards. Newman will report to Gracia Martore, president-CEO, and will be responsible for leading the company’s human resources team.

“Jeff has been instrumental to our HR team since he joined the company,” said Martore. “He’s helped lead us through several significant changes and has consistently sought to improve employee benefits and enhance services. His leadership and expertise make him the right choice to oversee Tegna’s human resources department moving forward.”

Newman joined Tegna in 2013. He has led several strategic initiatives and actions including the acquisitions of Belo and Cars.com and enhancements to Tegna’s human resources capabilities.

Prior to joining Tegna, Newman worked in the financial services sector for more than 15 years, holding HR leadership roles for HSBC and GE. He most recently served as EVP of rewards for HSBC, developing compensation and benefits strategies in partnership with senior executives to drive key transformation outcomes.

Newman received his B.S. from Towson (Md.) University.

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