SOURCE: Fisher Communications, Inc.

August 11, 2008 17:00 ET

Fisher Communications, Inc. Promotes Rob Dunlop to Senior Vice President of Operations

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) - Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI) today announced the promotion of Robert I. Dunlop to Senior Vice President of Operations. In this position, Mr. Dunlop will have operational responsibilities for Fisher's 28 broadcast properties and will continue to oversee the Company's digital and technology initiatives. Mr. Dunlop's appointment was effective August 1, and he will report to Fisher President and Chief Executive Officer Colleen Brown.

"Rob is a proven broadcast media executive with a comprehensive understanding of our industry," said Ms. Brown. "His deep background in news, sales, research, technology and new media will serve us well as we continue to transform Fisher's operations and its business model."

"Our efforts are strategically focused on growing ratings, driving sales creatively and rapidly, improving operational effectiveness and continuing to develop our digital businesses," added Ms. Brown. "Tapping into Rob's experience and talent to work more closely with the stations will further accelerate our delivery of peer-leading growth. We have popular, award-winning news and strong media brands in growing markets, which provide an excellent foundation for continued improvement."

Mr. Dunlop joined Fisher in 1991 as Program and Operations Manager for the Company's Seattle radio properties. In 1995, he became Vice President and Station Manager, and in 1999 was promoted to Vice President and General Manager. In 2006, he was appointed a Senior Vice President, assisting the senior management team in developing the Company's strategic plan and launching Fisher's Developing Media unit.

Mr. Dunlop, 41, received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Washington.

About Fisher Communications

Fisher Communications, Inc. is a Seattle-based communications company that owns and operates 13 full power television stations (including a 50%-owned television station), 7 low power television stations and 8 radio stations in the Western United States. The Company owns and operates Fisher Pathways, a satellite and fiber transmission provider; Fisher Plaza, a media, telecommunications, and data center facility located near downtown Seattle; and Pegasus News, an online start-up and hyper-local media pioneer based in Dallas. For more information about Fisher Communications, Inc., go to www.fsci.com.

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