Patrick McFadden to Join Sinclair


Senior Vice President Global Public Policy and Communications

HUNT VALLEY, Md. – Sinclair, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI), a diversified media company and a leading provider of local news and sports, announced today that Patrick McFadden will join the company as its Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy and Communications.

In this role, McFadden will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Sinclair’s comprehensive legislative and regulatory strategy to support the policy and advocacy goals. In addition, he will oversee Sinclair’s strategic communications and messaging.

“We’re delighted to welcome Patrick as a key contributor to our executive group,” said Chris Ripley, Sinclair’s President and CEO. “He brings a wealth of critical experience to the cutting-edge broadcasting platform as it expands for all types of content distribution. He knows the issues, the people and the technology that underpin our business and is well-respected throughout the industry. He’s part of the elite corps of innovative and nuanced thinkers who are representative of Sinclair’s visionary culture.”

McFadden comes to Sinclair from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) where he served for ten years, most recently as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, and was involved in multiple, complex regulatory challenges including NextGen Broadcast (ATSC 3.0) licensing and deployment, spectrum allocation/protection, media ownership and content distribution. Prior to joining the NAB, McFadden practiced telecommunications law in the Washington office of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP where he specialized in policy advocacy, litigation, regulatory compliance and negotiations for wireless, wireline and VoIP service providers and communications device manufacturers.

McFadden stated, “I’m very excited to join the Sinclair team. Sinclair is a leader not only in program content distribution with its tremendous portfolio of broadcast stations but also as a vanguard for multiple new businesses using that sophisticated platform. I look forward to helping the company advance its strategic initiatives to continue to provide local news and entertainment to viewers at home and on the go as well as the many new opportunities on the horizon.”

About Sinclair, Inc.:

Sinclair, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local news and sports. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets affiliated with all the major broadcast networks; owns Tennis Channel and multicast networks Comet, CHARGE!, TBD and The Nest; and owns and provides services to 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and the nation’s largest streaming aggregator of local news content, NewsON. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at

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