Buckey named finance director for Florida newspapers

Tue, April 20, 1999 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI - David E. Buckey, controller for the newspaper division of The E.W. Scripps Company, has been named finance director for Scripps’ Florida newspapers, effective June 15.Buckey, 43, will direct business analyses and oversee the financial planning functions for The Stuart News, Vero Beach Press Journal, Naples Daily News, The Destin Log and other Scripps publications in Florida.Buckey, who will be based in Stuart, has held financial positions with Scripps newspapers for 18 years. From 1982-91 he was controller and then vice president/finance and information systems at the Denver Rocky Mountain News. He was controller for The Stuart News from 1981-82. He came to Scripps in 1981 from Deloitte & Touche, where he had worked for three years as a member of the accounting firm’s Cincinnati audit staff.Buckey is a 1978 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he majored in accounting and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.Succeeding Buckey as newspaper division controller will be Bill D. Freeman, 52, who has been director/financial service center for Scripps since 1994. Freeman joined Scripps in 1972. From 1972-78 he was assistant controller and manager of internal audit for Scripps newspapers. From 1978-92 he was controller of the Pittsburgh Press Company and became controller of the Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh in 1993 after the sale of the Press. He returned to Scripps a year later.Before joining Scripps, Freeman was a staff accountant for Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Cincinnati. He is a 1969 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.Mark Koors, an accounting manager in the financial service center since 1994, will succeed Freeman as director/financial service center. Koors joined Scripps in 1988 in the internal audit department. Prior to that he worked for the Cincinnati office of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, formerly Coopers & Lybrand.The E.W. Scripps Company operates 19 daily newspapers; nine network-affiliated television stations; two TV networks, Home & Garden Television and the Food Network; a TV programmer, Scripps Productions; United Media, a worldwide syndicator and licensor of news features and comics; the Scripps Howard News Service; and publishes independent Yellow Pages directories.