Oubre Promoted to VP/GM in Mobile/Pensacola

Indianapolis…Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) today announced that Vanessa Oubre, Vice President of Research for Emmis Television, has been named Vice President/General Manager of WALA-TV and WBPG-TV in Mobile, AL/Pensacola, FL.

“In the last several months, Vanessa has been deeply involved in the management of the Mobile properties and has shown her capacity to oversee this operation,” said Joe Cook, Regional Vice President for Emmis Television. “We have been thrilled with her work in the research area, and I know she will bring that same energy and commitment to her new position.”

After joining Emmis in July of 1999 as Director of Research for New Orleans’ WVUE-TV, Oubre was promoted to Vice President of Research for Emmis Television in June of 2000. Prior to joining Emmis, Oubre served as Marketing and Research Director at Houston’s KHOU-TV (1999); Research Director at WOIO/WUAB-TV in Cleveland (1996-99); Research Director at WKYC-TV in Cleveland (1993-96); Research Director at Network Ventures in New York (1988-93); and Marketing Coordinator for WDSU-TV in New Orleans (1979-88).

Oubre is a cum laude graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans with a degree in Communications. She assumes her new responsibilities immediately.

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Emmis Communications is an Indianapolis-based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting, television broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis Television’s 16 stations include: WKCF-TV, WB 18 in Orlando, FL; KOIN-TV, CBS 6 in Portland, OR; WVUE-TV, FOX 8 in New Orleans; KRQE-TV, CBS 13 in Albuquerque, NM; WSAZ-TV, NBC 3 in Huntington/Charleston, WV; WALA-TV FOX 10 and WBPG-TV WB 55 in Mobile, AL/Pensacola, FL; KSNW-TV, NBC 3 in Wichita, KS; WLUK-TV, FOX 11 in Green Bay, WI; KGUN-TV, ABC 9 in Tucson, AZ; KGMB-TV, CBS 9 and KHON-TV, FOX 2 in Honolulu; KMTV-TV, CBS 3 in Omaha, NE; WFTX-TV, FOX 4 in Ft. Myers, FL; KSNT-TV, NBC 27 in Topeka, KS; and WTHI-TV, CBS 10 in Terre Haute, IN.

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