FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dave Hanna, president of Lockwood Broadcasting, and Patricia McRae, president of KHQ Incorporated and Cowles Montana Media, have been appointed to the NAB Television Board of Directors by Television Board Chair Emily Barr in accordance with NAB by-laws. The appointments are effective immediately.
Hanna was named president of Lockwood Broadcasting after forming the company with owner James L. Lockwood, Jr. in 1992. The company initially acquired low-power TV stations to distribute programming from UPN and The WB. Lockwood currently owns and operates nine stations affiliated with all major television networks.
In his position with Lockwood, Hanna is responsible for all mergers and acquisitions of the group and oversees the general management team based in Richmond, Virginia.
Hanna was a member of the UPN Affiliate Board for four years and served as its president as for three years. He also previous served as a member of the CW Affiliate Advisory Board.
He holds a B.S. in Journalism from West Virginia University.
McRae joined Cowles and KHQ-TV in 1993 as news director, and was named president in 2008. In this role, she oversees the company’s television markets across Eastern Washington and five markets across Montana, as well as a regional sports network serving local teams from Washington, Idaho and Montana.
McRae has received seven Emmys for Excellence in Journalism and Broadcast News in her career. She has also received a National Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage, and numerous awards from the Associated Press for Best Newscasts.
McRae has held several leadership positions in the broadcast industry, including her current role as vice chair for the FOX Board of Governors and on the FOX News Advisory committee. She is also a past chair for the Washington State Broadcasters Association and served on the NAB Small Market Round Table Committee.
She graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Communication.
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