Long-time Scripps TV exec to lead KNXV in Phoenix
Thu, August 25, 2005 by Mark Kroeger
CINCINNATI – Janice Todd, whose broadcast career with The E. W. Scripps Company began 20 years ago as an advertising sales executive in Tulsa, Okla., has been named vice president and general manager of KNXV-TV, the company’s ABC-affiliated station in Phoenix.Todd, 53, has served the past four months as acting general manager at KNXV.“Phoenix is one of our largest markets and KNXV has grown to be fully competitive, as witnessed by its recent 46 regional Emmy nominations,” said Bill Peterson, senior vice president/television station group for Scripps. “Janice will provide the intelligence, determination, leadership and stability that’s needed for this ascending station to continue improving in the Phoenix market.” Todd joined Scripps in 1985 as an account executive at KJRH-TV, the company’s NBC affiliated television station in Tulsa. She was named local sales manager at KJRH in 1989 and was promoted to general sales manager in 1994. She has been general sales manager at KNXV in Phoenix since 1999.Todd’s first job in broadcasting was at radio station KUAI-AM in Kauai, Hawaii. She joined KOKI-TV in Tulsa in 1982 after working three years at Tulsa’s KMYO-FM. She is a 1976 graduate of the University of Hawaii. About ScrippsScripps is a diverse media concern with interests in national lifestyle television networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television, television retailing, interactive media and licensing and syndication. All of the company’s media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.Scripps is organized into the following operating divisions. Scripps Networks, including the company’s growing portfolio of popular lifestyle television networks. Scripps Networks brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living, Great American Country (GAC) and HGTVPro. Scripps Networks Web sites include FoodNetwork.com, HGTV.com, DIYnetwork.com, fineliving.com and gactv.com. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 116 countries.Scripps Newspapers, including daily and community newspapers in 19 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center, home to the Scripps Howard News Service. Scripps newspapers include the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel and the Ventura County (Calif.) Star. Scripps Television Station Group, including six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates and one independent. Scripps operates broadcast television stations in Detroit; Cleveland; Cincinnati; Phoenix; Tampa; Baltimore; Kansas City, Mo.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Lawrence, Kan.Shop at Home, the company’s television retailing subsidiary, which 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 53 million full-time equivalent U.S. households, including 5 million households via five Scripps-owned Shop at Home affiliated television stations.Shopzilla, an online comparison shopping service with an index of more than 30 million products from more than 55,000 stores. Shopzilla is powered by ShopRank, a proprietary algorithm that helps shoppers instantly find virtually any product for sale on the Web at the best price. Shopzilla also operates the BizRate consumer feedback network with more than 2.5 million members and about 1 million reviews per month.United Media, a leading licensing and syndication company. United Media is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of Peanuts, Dilbert and about 150 other features and characters.