SOURCE: Fisher Communications, Inc.

Fisher Communications, Inc.

April 18, 2013 18:53 ET

Fisher Communications Dominates the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Northwest Region

Overall Excellence and Best Newscast Honors for TV and Radio

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) - Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI) announced today that its broadcast properties in Seattle and Portland have been awarded 10 Edward R. Murrow awards. KOMO-TV (ABC) and KOMO Newsradio, both in Seattle, won the coveted Overall Excellence awards. KOMO Newsradio and KATU-TV (ABC) in Portland were honored with Best Newscast awards.

KATU won the prestigious award for its 11pm newscast the night of the Clackamas Town Center shootings last December. KATU-TV Senior Vice President/General Manager John Tamerlano added, "I am extremely pleased and proud that the hard work and dedication of our news staff has been recognized with this very prestigious award."

In addition to Overall Excellence, KOMO-TV was recognized for Best Documentary, Breaking News Coverage and Investigative Journalism. This is the sixth straight year that KOMO has won the investigative award. This year's honor is for the station's ongoing investigation of the faulty pontoons built for the new 520 bridge; which led to an internal investigation ordered by Washington Governor Jay Inslee that resulted in a shake-up at WSDOT and a probe of into the agency's systems and processes for mega projects and whistleblower complaints.

KOMO Newsradio was honored with the Murrow awards for Breaking News and Continuing Coverage. The awards recognize excellence in coverage of both the deadly shooting at Café Racer last May and the shooting death of Washington State trooper Tony Radulescu.

KPLZ-FM, Fisher's music radio station in Seattle, won an Edward R. Murrow award for Best Documentary for Bras Across Lake Washington, an event designed to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Vice President and General Manager of Fisher's Seattle properties, Janene Drafs commented, "I'm incredibly proud of both the radio and TV news teams in Seattle. The synergy between them is remarkable and combined they are unbeatable. Our audiences have recognized our excellence with huge ratings successes and now too have our peers."

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 20 television stations, which include network affiliations with ABC, CBS, FOX, Univision and CW that reach 3.5% of U.S. television households, and 10 radio stations targeting a full range of audience demographics. Fisher Interactive produces more than 125 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

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