SOURCE: Fisher Communications, Inc.

Fisher Communications, Inc.

July 28, 2011 13:00 ET

Fisher Communications Announces Senior Leadership Promotions

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI), a leader in local media innovation, today announced the promotions of Hassan Natha to Senior Vice President & CFO and Sherry Pelletier to Vice President of Human Resources.

As Senior Vice President and CFO, Mr. Natha will continue to be responsible for Fisher's financial, accounting and investor relations programs. He has served as the Company's Vice President & Chief Financial Officer since January 2011 and previously was Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Natha served as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at Jones Soda Co. Mr. Natha is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Concordia University and a Graduate Diploma of Public Accountancy from McGill University.

In her new position, Ms. Pelletier will oversee the corporate-wide human resources function, including employee and labor relations, compensation, payroll, development, recruiting and health and wellness programs. She joined Fisher in 2007 and most recently served as the Director of Human Resources. Earlier in her career, she served as Human Resources Director at Shurgard Storage Centers and Senior Human Resources Manager at AOL Time Warner. She graduated from Central Washington University and has achieved her Senior Professional in Human Resources designation.

"These promotions are well-deserved and reflective of the significant contributions that Hassan and Sherry have provided to the Company," said Colleen B. Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fisher Communications. "Hassan is a valued member of our executive team and has been instrumental in helping execute our strategic plan and create value for our shareholders. Sherry brings a wealth of experience to her new role and we look forward to her continued contributions."

About Fisher Communications, Inc.

Fisher Communications (FSCI) is an innovative local media company with television, radio, internet and mobile operations throughout the western United States. Fisher operates 18 television stations, which include network affiliations with ABC, CBS, FOX, Univision and CW that reach 3.5% of U.S. television households, and three radio stations targeting a full range of audience demographics. Fisher Interactive produces more than 120 local and hyper-local websites and delivers comprehensive multiplatform advertising solutions to local businesses. The Company is headquartered at Fisher Plaza, a 300,000 square foot media, telecommunications and data center facility in Seattle, WA. More information about Fisher Communications, Inc. is available at www.fsci.com.

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