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Blaise Labbe, Sinclair’s Group News Director, Named to Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame

Sinclair is proud to announce that Blaise Labbe will be inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. Labbe is currently a Group News Director for Sinclair Broadcast Group and oversees the news operations in 12 Sinclair markets across five states.

The Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame honors outstanding journalists for their career accomplishments and it is considered the highest journalistic honor in the state. It recognizes Oklahoma natives or journalists who have served at least 10 years in the state.

The 54th Anniversary Induction Gala will be held on May 2nd at the University of Central Oklahoma.

“I am very humbled by this honor. I come to work every day in hopes of making a difference. This recognition affirms that in some way I have. This is a very special moment, and I want to express thanks to my family, my coworkers and the mentors who have guided me through this incredible journey,” said Labbe.

Throughout his career, Labbe has received multiple awards and accolades honoring his work. He has been recognized by the United States Secretary of Commerce by winning the National Minority Business Development Agency’s Cornerstone award. He has also won several Emmy Awards, a Telly Award and two National Award of Excellence from the National Association of Black Journalists. In addition, he has also received several honors from the National Press Photographers Association and the Dallas Press Club.

Commenting on the honor, Scott Livingston, SVP, News said, "We at Sinclair are immensely proud of Blaise's induction into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. His remarkable contributions to journalism and unwavering commitment to excellence have helped shape our news operations and inspired countless professionals in the industry. This recognition is a testament to his outstanding leadership and dedication.”

Labbe began his career in media in 1984 as a studio camera operator in Lawton, Oklahoma.

About Sinclair

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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