Scripps names new publisher in Abilene

Mon, October 08, 2007 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI - Kim Nussbaum, who has nearly 25 years experience in newspaper advertising sales and marketing, has been named president and publisher of the Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News, effective immediately.

Nussbaum, 42, vice president of sales and marketing at the Reporter-News, has been responsible for the newspaper's advertising sales department since 2004. She succeeds George H. Cogswell III, who was recently named president and publisher of the Ventura County (Calif.) Star.

The Reporter-News and the Star are both owned and operated by The E. W. Scripps Company.

"Kim is a dedicated and aggressive newspaper executive who sets high standards and gets results," said Mark Contreras, senior vice president of newspapers for Scripps. "She knows and loves the Abilene community, the Reporter-News and its employees. We're confident that under her leadership we will continue building our market presence in Abilene both in print and online well into the future."

Nussbaum joined the Reporter-News in 2004, coming to the newspaper from the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo., where she served two years as retail advertising manager. Prior to her time at the News-Leader, she served two years as advertising director for the Muskogee (Okla.) Daily Phoenix.

From 1983 to 2000 she worked in a number of capacities in the advertising department at the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas, before being appointed retail advertising manager.

In Abilene, Nussbaum is president of the Junior League and a member of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Business Council. She also serves on the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau Sports Alliance Committee and is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Abilene.

She is a 2007 graduate of the Scripps Leadership Institute.

About Scripps

The E. W. Scripps Company ( 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 17 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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