ACLU of Nevada Honors Sinclair Broadcast Group’s KSNV News 3 With The “2019 Freedom of the Press” Award


Sinclair Journalist John Treanor Recognized by the ACLU for Leading “Vegas Lost,” an Investigative Reporting Series in Southern Nevada

BALTIMORE, April 24, 2019 — Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) is pleased to announce its station, KSNV News 3 in Las Vegas, has won the ACLU of Nevada’s esteemed “2019 Freedom of the Press” Award for its ongoing investigative series, “Vegas Lost.” Led by top journalist John Treanor, Vegas Lost examines critical issues that impact residents of southern Nevada, including homelessness, immigration, and the criminal justice system.

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“Your dedication to responsible, effective reporting, and journalistic integrity, has informed millions of viewers throughout southern Nevada,” wrote the ACLU of Nevada in a letter to Treanor. “Your coverage of criminal justice issues, especially those around juveniles has shed a light on the plight of juveniles in our justice system and their specific needs.”

Treanor, who joined the KSNV News 3 team in June 2013, has covered a wide range of topics including politics, crime and weather over the course of his career. He will accept the award at the ACLU of Nevada’s 16th annual Celebration of Civil Liberties.

“The ACLU is famously dedicated to celebrating efforts that defend liberty, democracy, equality and justice, and I am honored that my work is being recognized,” said Treanor. “At KSNV, our number one priority is to uncover and report impactful news stories, and we are thankful to be part of the greater Sinclair family. We value Sinclair’s commitment to tracking the truth and providing its viewers with valuable information, and strive to emulate Sinclair’s overall mission in all of our work.”

In addition to this prestigious award, Sinclair’s news rooms have won 95 national and regional awards in 2019, solidifying its position as one of the most awarded news organizations in the country.

About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 191 television stations in 89 markets. Sinclair is a leading local news provider in the country and is dedicated to impactful journalism with a local focus. The Company has multiple national networks, live local sports production, as well as stations affiliated with all the major networks. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at

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