Lyons named VP finance & administration for Scripps Interactive Media division
Thu, October 12, 2006 by Mark Kroeger
CINCINNATI – Douglas F. Lyons, who has guided The E. W. Scripps Company’s corporate financial reporting operations for more than a decade, has been named vice president, finance and administration, for Scripps Interactive Media, effective immediately.
Scripps Interactive Media includes the company’s rapidly growing Internet-based search businesses, Shopzilla and uSwitch.
Lyons will be responsible for coordinating the interactive division’s budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning processes.
“As Scripps Interactive Media emerges as a leader in specialized Internet search, we’ve made it a priority to build capacity at the corporate level to oversee key, division-wide functions,” said Tim Peterman, senior vice president and head of Scripps Interactive Media. “We’ve tapped one of the company’s most skilled financial managers – Doug Lyons -- to oversee the division’s finance and administrative responsibilities. Doug brings a high level of expertise to this important new role.”
Lyons, 49, has held various financial management roles at Scripps since joining the company in 1985. Since 1992, he has been the company’s director of financial reporting. He previously had served as assistant corporate controller.
Before coming to Scripps, Lyons was an audit manager for the accounting firm Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, now known as Deloitte & Touche.
Lyons, a certified public accountant, is a 1979 graduate of the University of Dayton, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
The E. W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is a diverse and growing media enterprise with interests in national cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, 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 and Great American Country; 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; Scripps Interactive Media, including leading online search and comparison shopping services, Shopzilla and uSwitch; and United Media, a leading worldwide licensing and syndication company that is the home of PEANUTS, DILBERT and approximately 150 other features and comics.