SOURCE: KARE 11

March 10, 2008 11:04 ET

KARE 11 Named Station of the Year for Third Year Running

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - KARE 11 News has been named 2008 Station of the Year (Large Markets) by the National Press Photographers Association, (NPPA). KARE 11 was also awarded the title by the NPPA in 1985, 1995, 2000, 2006 and 2007.

At the same time, the NPPA announced KARE photojournalist Jonathan Malat as runner-up for the Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer of the Year award.

"Great television storytelling requires top notch photography and writing. We're blessed with both at KARE, and thank you to our viewers for appreciating it," said Tom Lindner, Vice President and News Director at KARE 11. "To be singled out by our peers as the best of the best for three years running is a great honor, not just for our photographers but for everyone here who is part of that storytelling process," he added.

"It's great to see that KARE 11 is highly regarded nationally," said John Remes, KARE 11's President and General Manger. "These photographers are finding national and international audiences for their work online. And putting the best of our product on the Web is also a valuable tool for us to touch our local community in the digital era," he continued.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 90 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes nearly 300 titles, including 18 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

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    John Remes
    KARE 11
    763-797-7254