Wolfzorn retires as Scripps treasurer

Mon, June 15, 2009 by Tim King

E. John Wolfzorn will conclude his 36-year tenure with The E.W. Scripps Company when he retires on June 30, 2009.

Wolfzorn has been the company's treasurer since 1979, and he picked up additional financial management responsibilities when he was named a corporate vice president in 2002. He has been responsible for managing the company's debt portfolio, banking relationships and the company's cash- and risk-management functions in addition to oversight responsibility for the company's pension fund investments.

He will continue in his role as treasurer of the Scripps Howard Foundation.

He joined the company in 1973 as a financial analyst and was promoted to assistant treasurer in 1975. Before joining Scripps, he was with the accounting firm of Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte & Touche LLP).

"John's financial skills and business intuition have served Scripps well for more than three decades," said Rich Boehne, president and chief executive officer of Scripps. "His leadership and discernment have helped us grow and expand, while at the same time protecting our good financial health."

Timothy E. Stautberg, the company's senior vice president and chief financial officer, will assume the additional title and responsibilities of corporate treasurer effective July 1.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse, 130-year-old media enterprise with interests in television stations, newspapers, local news and information Web sites, and licensing and syndication. The company's portfolio of locally focused media properties includes: 10 TV stations (six ABC affiliates, three NBC affiliates and one independent); daily and community newspapers in 14 markets and the Washington, D.C.-based Scripps Media Center, home of the Scripps Howard News Service; and United Media, the licensor and syndicator of Peanuts, Dilbert and approximately 150 other features and comics. For a full listing of Scripps media companies and their associated Web sites, visit http://www.scripps.com/.

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