July 10, 2008

The McGraw-Hill Companies Appoints Darrell K. Brown President of McGraw-Hill Broadcasting

NEW YORK, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The McGraw-Hill Companies today announced the appointment of Darrell K. Brown as president of McGraw-Hill Broadcasting. Mr. Brown, 52, currently is vice president and general manager of KMGH-TV in Denver, one of four ABC affiliate stations in the Broadcasting Group. Mr. Brown succeeds Edward J. Quinn, who will retire following a distinguished 22-year career at McGraw-Hill Broadcasting.

McGraw-Hill Broadcasting includes four ABC-affiliate stations (KGTV, San Diego; KMGH, Denver; WRTV, Indianapolis, and KERO, Bakersfield, CA); three Spanish-language Azteca America affiliates, and the stations' websites.

"Darrell brings to his new role strong leadership experience, deep expertise in the broadcasting industry and extensive knowledge of our local markets," said Glenn S. Goldberg, president of McGraw-Hill Information and Media.

Mr. Brown has been vice president and general manager of KMGH-TV and Azteca America Colorado since November 2003. He joined the Corporation in 1983 at KGTV in San Diego, where he held various sales and management positions before being named general manager in 1997, overseeing all sales and editorial activities.

Mr. Brown currently serves as a vice chair of the ABC Television Affiliates Association's Board of Governors. He holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Brigham Young University.

About McGraw-Hill Broadcasting

Since 1972, McGraw-Hill Broadcasting, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, has been delivering local viewing audiences dependable news and information, entertainment and community service. With access to over 8 million people in San Diego and Kern County, California, Denver, and Colorado Springs, Colorado and Central Indiana, McGraw-Hill Broadcasting operates KGTV San Diego (ABC), KERO-TV Bakersfield (ABC), KMGH-TV Denver (ABC), WRTV Indianapolis (ABC) and Azteca America affiliates in Denver, Colorado Springs, San Diego and Bakersfield. With Cable news channels, high definition broadcasts and local news websites in very market in which we operate, McGraw-Hill Broadcasting is a leader in local broadcast innovation.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2007 were $6.8 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

The McGraw-Hill Companies

CONTACT: Steven H. WeissVice President, Corporate CommunicationsThe McGraw-Hill Companies+1-212-512-2247 (office)+1-917-699-9389 (mobile)[email protected] WalshVice President, Communications & MarketingMcGraw-Hill Information & Media+1-212-512-3364 (office)+1-646-673-6640 (mobile)[email protected]

Web site: http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/