SOURCE: Fisher Communications, Inc.

Fisher Communications, Inc.

July 31, 2012 16:30 ET

Fisher Communications Names Jenny Kuglin to Lead Fisher Interactive Network

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI), a leader in local media innovation, today announced the promotion of Jenny Kuglin to General Manager of Fisher Interactive Network (FIN). In her new role, Jenny will be responsible for developing and achieving all aspects of Fisher's digital strategy.

"Jenny demonstrates leadership in developing talent and teamwork within FIN and exhibits a solid understanding of the financial aspects of this evolving business," said Randa Minkarah, Senior Vice President of Revenue and Business Development for Fisher Communications. "Under her leadership, FIN has exceeded its content growth targets and continues to excel in site development. Jenny has shown a keen understanding of changing technologies along with the challenges and opportunities for news and local content sites."

Jenny assumes this new role after serving as the General Manager of Content and Social Media for FIN since October of 2011. In early 2011, she was given responsibility over content and new site creation. Jenny joined FIN in September of 2010 as Director of Social Media. She formerly served as News Director at KVAL, Fisher's CBS station in Eugene, Oregon. Prior to joining Fisher, Jenny was the Executive Producer of Northwest Cable News. She has also served as News Director at KECI in Missoula, Montana.

"I am honored to lead Fisher Interactive Network as we work to expand our exciting business," said Kuglin. "Having worked in newsrooms for more than a decade, I will continue to build on our foundation of strong journalism while also bringing innovative products and content to our advertisers and users."

Jenny Kuglin is a graduate of the University of Montana and holds a bachelor's degree in Television Production.

About Fisher Interactive Network
Fisher Interactive Network, a division of Fisher Communications, Inc., produces Fisher's award-winning news websites as well as over 120 hyper-local neighborhood web sites in five markets, earning the company the 2009 Innovator of the Year award at the Borrell Local Online Advertising Conference. Additionally, Fisher Interactive has produced several websites dedicated to lifestyle and entertainment content, including SeattlePulp.com and PortlandPulp.com.

About Fisher Communications
Fisher Communications (FSCI) is an innovative local media company with television, radio, internet and mobile operations throughout the western United States. Fisher owns or operates 13 full power and seven low power television stations, which include network affiliations with ABC, CBS, FOX, Univision and The 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 in Seattle, WA. More information about Fisher Communications, Inc. is available at www.fsci.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Fisher Communications
    Randa Minkarah
    (206) 404-4138