Tegna Brings On Former Mashable Chief Strategy Officer

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Adam Ostrow has been named Tegna’s new Chief Digital Officer.

President and CEO, Dave Lougee, made the announcement today.

Ostrow comes from Mashable and will be responsible for “creating, evangelizing and implementing Tegna’s digital vision and strategy.”

“Adam is a proven entrepreneur, editorial leader and digital media executive. I look forward to working with him as we continue to better serve our audiences across platforms and tell meaningful stories that make a difference,” Lougee said.

Ostrow started at Mashable in 2007 and was the company’s second employee. He was closely involved in virtually all aspects of developing and growing the brand. He most recently served as chief strategy officer and board member.

During his time at Mashable, he authored more than 2,500 articles and managed Mashable’s social media feeds.

Ostrow has spoken at Cannes Lions, SXSW Interactive, International CES and TED Global. His TED Talk, “After Your Final Status Update,” has been viewed more than one million times.

He is a graduate of University of Maryland and is currently a member of the University’s Merrill College of Journalism’s Board of Visitors.