Publishing executive elected to Scripps board
Fri, November 22, 2002 by Tim Stautberg
CINCINNATI – David A. Galloway, retired president and chief executive officer of Toronto-based Torstar Corp., has been elected to the board of directors of The E. W. Scripps Company.Galloway, 59, fills a vacancy created earlier this year when Daniel J. Meyers retired from the board. The Scripps board currently has 12 members.Galloway served as president and chief executive officer of Torstar from 1988 until May 2002. Torstar is a broadly based $894 million media company that trades publicly on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Its businesses include daily and community newspapers, led by The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and Harlequin Enterprises, a leading global publisher of women’s fiction.“David Galloway is a knowledgeable media industry executive whose role as an independent director broadens the Scripps board’s level of expertise and enhances the high quality of leadership it provides,” said Kenneth W. Lowe, president and chief executive officer for Scripps.Galloway joined Torstar Corporation in 1981 as director of corporate development. He became president and chief executive officer for Harlequin Enterprises in 1982. Before joining Harlequin and the Torstar group of companies, he was a founding partner of the Canada Consulting Group, a leading strategic management consulting firm. He specialized in the communications industry, including publishing, broadcasting, cable, pay television and film production. He began his career with General Foods as a marketing manager in 1968. In Toronto, Galloway has served as chairman of The Hospital for Sick Children, founding director and chairman of The Canadian Film Centre and co-chair of the Harbourfront Art Gallery. He also has been a member of the board of directors for TVOntario, Clearnet Communications and Women.com Networks Inc.He currently serves on the board of directors of the Bank of Montreal, Corel Corporation and Toromont Industries.Galloway has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business.The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks, interactive media and television retailing. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming services and a home shopping network. Scripps national television brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network, Fine Living and Shop At Home Network. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 25 countries. Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service, United Media, the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT, and 31 Web sites, including hgtv.com, foodtv.com, diynet.com, fineliving.com and comics.com.