Scripps Washington Bureau
The E.W. Scripps Company runs an historic political and national reporting bureau in Washington, D.C. The Scripps Washington bureau is a leading investigative storyteller on all the Scripps-owned media platforms – television, digital and print. The bureau also operates DecodeDC, a podcast and narrative reporting tool aimed at smart, curious people of all ages who want political coverage that is rooted in D.C. but is not of D.C. The bureau’s team of multimedia journalists produce DecodeDC content that is featured as part of the local Scripps digital brands in 26 television and newspaper markets. The team also produces content for print and broadcast television.
The Scripps Washington bureau opened in 1917. From the beginning, its mission was to provide Americans with enterprise journalism about Washington. Among its famous alumni is roving World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle.
In 2013, Scripps hired Ellen Weiss, a veteran journalist who formerly ran the entire news organization for National Public Radio, to build its national investigative work and to expand its storytelling capabilities for digital media audiences.
Ellen Weiss, vice president and bureau chief
1090 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005