Scripps names 25-year newspaper executive to be president and publisher in San Angelo

Fri, July 30, 2004 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI – Robert Aguilar, a 25-year newspaper executive with a strong background in advertising sales and management, has been named president and publisher of the San Angelo (Texas) Standard-Times, effective Aug. 1. Aguilar, 61, comes to San Angelo from the Redding (Calif.) Record Searchlight where he has served the past four years as advertising director. The Standard-Times and the Record Searchlight are owned and operated by The E. W. Scripps Company.“Bob Aguilar brings a wealth of experience in newspaper management to his new role as president and publisher of the Standard-Times,” said Steve Sullivan, vice president/operations for the Scripps newspaper division. “He has a thorough understanding of the newspaper business and is a top-notch team builder. He has all the skills necessary to make the Standard-Times an even stronger local newspaper franchise than it already is.”Aguilar joined Scripps and the Record Searchlight after serving as display advertising manager for the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News. Aguilar managed the retail and national advertising department for the Express-News, a morning newspaper with a daily circulation of 238,000 and a Sunday circulation of 376,000. Aguilar also has served as advertising director for The Californian in Salinas, Calif., (1995-99) and as retail advertising manager for the San Bernardino (Calif.) County Sun (1991-95). Other newspaper management positions he has held include director of advertising for the Camarillo (Calif.) Daily News (1988-91); director of advertising for the Tahoe Daily Tribune in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., (1986-88); and sales marketing director for Skagit Valley Publishing Company in Mount Vernon, Wash., (1974-86).Aguilar attended Long Beach (Calif.) City College and is a member of the North West Advertising Executives Association and the Californian Advertising Executives Association. 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, 15 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming networks and a television retailing network. All of the company’s media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.Scripps Networks brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living. HGTV reaches about 85 million U.S. television households and Food Network can be seen in about 84 million households. Scripps Networks Web sites include,, and Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 86 countries. The company’s television retailing subsidiary, Shop At Home Network, markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers and visitors to the Shop At Home Web site, Shop At Home reaches about 49 million full-time equivalent U.S. households, including 5 million households via five Scripps owned, Shop At Home affiliated broadcast television stations.Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, which is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT.

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