Director of Internet sales, operations named by Scripps TV Station Group

Thu, February 22, 2007 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI - Greg Griffin, who has 10 years experience in online advertising sales and Web site management, has been named director of Internet sales and operations for the Scripps Television Station Group.

Griffin, 46, will be responsible for revenue generation and business development for the station group's Web sites. The Scripps Television Station Group is an operating division of The E. W. Scripps Company.

"One of our top priorities at Scripps television stations is to accelerate development of our Web sites," said Bill Peterson, senior vice president of the station group. "Greg has a strong background in generating online sales and building successful Web enterprises that will help us achieve our long-term Internet development goals."

Griffin comes to the television station group from the Scripps newspaper division, where he was director of interactive sales. In his new role, Griffin will report to Bob Sliva, vice president of sales for the television station group.

Griffin began his career at Scripps in the company's former cable system operation in Sacramento, Calif., and had served as general manager of Scripps Howard Cable in Colorado. He was the first online sales manager for the Rocky Mountain News, the Scripps-owned newspaper in Denver.

Griffin left Scripps for a time to become director of sales at Belo Interactive and also served as associate publisher at internet.com.

Griffin is a graduate of Colorado State 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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