Scripps names DeLoach director of circulation compliance

Tue, October 26, 2004 by Tim Stautberg

CINCINNATI – Jeffery S. DeLoach, circulation manager of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, has been given additional corporate responsibilities as director of circulation compliance for newspapers owned and operated by The E.W. Scripps Company. In the newly created position, DeLoach will work directly with publishers, controllers and circulation directors to further evaluate and monitor all of the circulation systems and processes in place at Scripps newspapers. He will also continue to represent Scripps as a liaison with the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). DeLoach’s appointment is effective Sept. 1.“We’re asking Jeff to bring his 20 years of circulation experience, including nearly 10 years with the Audit Bureau of Circulations, to help us ensure that our integrity is never in doubt when our circulation numbers are presented to advertisers,” said Steve Sullivan, vice president/newspaper operations for Scripps . “Many of our publishers and circulation directors already have drawn upon his deep knowledge of circulation accounting and ABC rules and regulations. This appointment formalizes the unique role he will continue to play within our newspaper group.”DeLoach, 44, was named circulation manager at The Commercial Appeal in 2000 after serving four years as the newspaper’s circulation sales and marketing manager. Before moving to Memphis, he served in circulation management at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. The Commercial Appeal and Rocky Mountain News are owned and operated by Scripps.Prior to joining the Rocky Mountain News in 1993, DeLoach was senior regional manager for the Audit Bureau of Circulations. In the six years he served in that capacity, he was responsible for the work of field auditors conducting newspaper audits in 17 states, including the highly competitive markets of Detroit, Denver, Houston, San Antonio and Little Rock, Ark.DeLoach earned a bachelor of science degree in business with a double major in accounting and finance from Roosevelt College in Chicago. 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 FoodNetwork.com, HGTV.com, DIYnetwork.com and fineliving.com. 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, shopathometv.com. Shop At Home reaches about 50 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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