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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Fund Awards $43,000

Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Fund Awards $43,000

BALTIMORE, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI) announces its 2016 scholarship recipients. The Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to reward students aspiring to careers in broadcast journalism. Sinclair staff across the country chose nine exceptional applicants, all of whom share Sinclair's desire to make a positive difference in their communities. These students are extremely talented and include first generation college students, volunteers for local charities, interns at local radio and TV broadcast stations, writers and producers for college newspapers and presidents of associations.

Congratulations to the inaugural class of Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Fund recipients!

Elijah Baker is from Southfield,

Elijah attends the Wayne State
University and majors in Broadcast
Journalism. He volunteers at the
Woodbridge Academy, tutoring inner-
city youth. He is a member of his
school's Journalism Institute for Media
Diversity and writes weekly stories for
The South End, his school's newspaper.

Maria Rodriguez is from Delano,

Maria attends California State
University, Bakersfield, and double
majors in Spanish and Communications
with an emphasis in Journalism. She is
a member of the Bakersfield Women's
Business Conference R.O.S.E. mentee
program. She previously worked as a
multimedia reporter at her school's
newspaper, The Runner.

Kiarra Powell is from Mount Bethel,

Kiarra attends Pennsylvania State
University and majors in Broadcast
Journalism and minors in Theatre. She
interns at a PBS/NPR member station
serving central Pennsylvania, WSPU, and
is a web writer for Penn State's
lifestyle magazine.

Charlie Kadado is from Macomb, Michigan.

Charlie attends the Wayne State
University and majors in Broadcast
Journalism. He works as a reporter at
Shelby TV, the local government-owned
station. There he covers local crime,
courts and schools for a weekly news

Barbara Estrada is from Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina.

Barbara attends the University of
Southern California and is majoring in
broadcast journalism. She is a
multimedia journalist, web producer and
assignment desk editor for USC's
Annenberg TV. She is also the president
and founder of USC's National
Association of Hispanic Journalists

Malika Andrews is from Oakland,

Malika attends the University of
Portland and majors in Organizational
Communication Studies with a focus in
Journalism. She is a correspondent for
the Associated Press and a sports
editor at her school's newspaper, The

Zahra Haider is from Houston, Texas.

Zahra attends Northwestern University
and is majoring in Broadcast
Journalism. She is a Chicago
Journalists Association board member.
She is also a Gilman, National Merit
Commended and Quest Bridge Scholar.

Jasmine Arenas is from Compton,

Jasmine attends California State
University, Fullerton, and is majoring
in Communications. She is the president
of the Entertainment and Tourism club
at her school. She is a reporter,
producer and content manager for her
school's online magazine, Titan

Judith Saldivar is from Hanford,

Judith attends California State
University, Fresno, and is majoring in
Mass Communication and Journalism. She
is the president of her local Radio and
Television Digital News Association
club. She also interns at a local radio
broadcast station in Fresno,

About Sinclair Broadcast Group:
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Including pending transactions, the Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 484 channels and having affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of live sports content. 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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