Scripps promotes human resources leader

Fri, March 19, 2010 by Tim King

Candace Anderson, whose entire career has centered on media companies, has been named vice president of human resources for The E.W. Scripps Company's television division.

Since 2008, Anderson, 37, had served as the HR director for the Scripps television division. She leads change management, employee relations, workforce planning and organizational design strategies for the 10 Scripps TV stations.

"Candace has been instrumental in implementing organizational changes across the television group," said Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of the Scripps television division. "Her leadership style, coupled with her forward-thinking approach and strong employee relations background, make her the ideal business partner."

In 2006, Anderson moved to Cincinnati to become the Scripps employee relations manager position. She joined the corporate office after spending six years as the HR leader at Scripps-owned KNXV in Phoenix. She previously served as HR director for New Planet Radio, LLC, in Arizona and Hawaii and New Century Arizona, LLC.

She holds a professional human resources certification and Bachelor's degree in media arts from the University of Arizona-Tucson. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management.

Named a 2008 YWCA Rising Star, Anderson is a member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's 2009-2010 WE Leadership class. She received The E.W. Scripps President's Club Award in 2004 and New Century Arizona Achievement Award in 1998.

Anderson and her husband, Eric, reside in Mason, Ohio, with their sons, Sean and Nick.  She is a New Orleans native.

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