Scripps appoints Lana Durban Scott VP/GM of WRTV in Indianapolis
Fri, December 29, 2017 by Kari Wethington
CINCINNATI — The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has promoted Lana Durban Scott to the role of vice president, general manager for WRTV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, effective Jan. 8.
Durban Scott has spent her career in television news with Scripps, starting with executive producing roles for WEWS in Cleveland before moving to a corporate role to oversee investigations and special projects for the company’s local television markets. During this time, Scripps stations won top journalism honors for their investigative reporting, including DuPont, Peabody and Murrow awards.
Durban Scott was most recently senior director of news strategy and operations for Scripps, overseeing news strategy for the company’s local news brands. She also has served in interim management roles at WEWS in Cleveland, KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska, and WCPO in Cincinnati.
“Lana is a strong news leader with a keen business acumen that will serve WRTV employees and audiences well,” said Brian Lawlor, president of Local Media for Scripps. “She is a natural leader with proven abilities to effectively encourage collaboration.”
Durban Scott earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from John Carroll University. She is a board member for St. Vincent DePaul.
Durban Scott and her husband, Jason, are avid sports fans and enjoy traveling and the outdoors.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs an expanding collection of local and national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Midroll Media; and fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff. Scripps produces original programming including “Pickler & Ben,” runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
Kari Wethington, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3763, firstname.lastname@example.org