Timmons named managing editor of Scripps Howard News Service

Fri, February 22, 2002 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI - Karen Timmons, assistant managing editor/news, has been promoted to managing editor of Scripps Howard News Service in Washington D.C., effective March 18.She succeeds Mark Tomasik, who has been promoted to executive editor of Scripps Treasure Coast Publishing Co. in Stuart, Fla. Scripps Howard News Service and Treasure Coast Publishing are owned and operated by The E. W. Scripps Company."Karen Timmons brings energy and vision to Scripps Howard's 85-year Washington operation," said Peter Copeland, editor and general manager of Scripps Howard News Service. "She knows the stories readers want and demands high-quality enterprise journalism from our entire team. Karen's done it all, from breaking news for UPI to sparkling features, which is a perfect background for managing the diverse offering of tightly edited stories moving every day on SHNS."Timmons will oversee day-to-day operations of the news service. She has been assistant manager editor/news for Scripps Howard News Service since February 2000 and has been an editor since 1995. She was the founding editor of the news service's Scripps-McClatchy Western Service.Timmons spent much of her career at United Press International, covering the Virginia statehouse, Congress and federal agencies. She also was UPI's worldwide editor for lifestyle and entertainment. She wrote a syndicated humor column and worked as a features editor and national editor at the Washington Times. Scripps Howard News Service is the nation's second largest supplementary news service, distributing more than 150 stories and an assortment of photographs and graphics daily to nearly 400 clients. The service also has available more than 100 multi-media content packages for use in print and online. The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks and interactive media. In addition to Scripps Howard News Service, the company operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations and three cable television networks, with plans to launch a fourth.Scripps national television network brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living, due to launch in March 2002.Scripps also operates United Media, the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT, and 31 Web sites, including hgtv.com, foodtv.com, diynet.com and comics.com.

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