Peterman named SVP of interactive media
Wed, November 23, 2005 by Tim Stautberg
CINCINNATI – Tim Peterman, the driving force behind The E. W. Scripps Company’s acquisitions of online comparison shopping service, Shopzilla, and electronic commerce retailer, Shop At Home, has been named senior vice president of interactive media for Scripps.In his new role, Peterman will oversee the company’s development as one of the country’s leading operators of interactive media businesses. He also will have corporate responsibility for Shopzilla and Shop At Home, the two interactive media subsidiaries he helped bring in to the company while serving as vice president of corporate development. “Since Tim Peterman joined our senior management team, Scripps has emerged as one of the country’s top 20 operators of Web-based media businesses,” said Kenneth W. Lowe, president and chief executive officer for Scripps. “He’s one of those rare and valuable individuals who have a talent for anticipating and capitalizing on emerging trends in our industry. On his watch, Scripps has successfully broadened its portfolio of interactive media businesses in a way that should benefit all of the company’s stakeholders for many years to come.”Peterman, 38, was named vice president of corporate development at Scripps in 2002. He came to Scripps after serving three years at USA Networks, now named Interactive Corp., first as chief financial officer of the company’s broadcast division and then chief financial officer of the cable television network division. Prior to Interactive Corp., Peterman held senior financial management positions at Sinclair Communications Inc. and Tribune Company, where he spent seven years in the company’s broadcast and entertainment divisions.Peterman, a certified public accountant, graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He began his career as a senior auditor for Peat Marwick in Chicago. Scripps will continue to report financial results for Shopzilla and Shop At Home as separate operating segments.About ScrippsThe E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is a diverse and growing media enterprise with interests in national cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, electronic commerce, interactive media, and licensing and syndication. The company’s portfolio of media properties includes: Scripps Networks, with such brands as HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living, Great American Country and HGTVPro; daily and community newspapers in 18 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center, home to the Scripps Howard News Service; 10 broadcast TV stations, including six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates and one independent; United Media, a leading worldwide licensing and syndication company that is the home of PEANUTS, DILBERT and approximately 150 other features and comics; Shop At Home, which markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers in roughly 55 million U.S. households and online through shopathometv.com; and Shopzilla, the online comparison shopping service that carries an index of more than 30 million products from approximately 55,000 merchants.