Scripps names financial reporting director

Fri, October 27, 2006 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI – Chad M. Boydston, an experienced financial manager with a solid background in technical accounting and auditing, has been named director of financial reporting for The E. W. Scripps Company.
Boydston, 34, comes to Scripps from Fifth Third Bancorp, where he has served five years as a vice president in the banking corporation’s internal audit division.
As director of financial reporting at Scripps, Boydston will be responsible for the company’s consolidated internal and external financial reporting processes, including managing Securities and Exchange Commission filing requirements. He also will assist in the company’s strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting.
Boydston succeeds Doug Lyons who recently was appointed vice president of finance and administration for Scripps Interactive Media, the company’s operating division that includes specialized Internet search businesses Shopzilla and uSwitch.
“The complexities of financial reporting for a growing media company require a high level of accounting expertise,” said Lori Hickok, vice president and controller for Scripps. “Chad’s outstanding credentials as a financial manager at Fifth Third and his experience with Deloitte & Touche qualify him to take on this important role at Scripps.”
As a Fifth Third vice president, Boydston managed finance professionals across multiple business segments and geographic regions. Before joining Fifth Third in 2001, Boydston served eight years in the assurance and advisory services practice for Deloitte & Touche in Cincinnati.
Boydston, a certified public accountant, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Xavier University.
About Scripps
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.

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