Kuprionis to retire from Scripps

Fri, July 30, 2010 by Tim King

Mary Denise Kuprionis will conclude her 32-year career with The E. W. Scripps Company when she retires on July 31, 2010.

During her career, Kuprionis held numerous leadership positions with the company, most recently as vice president, secretary and chief ethics and compliance officer. In that role she served as an advisor to the Scripps board of directors and led management's governance, ethics, enterprise risk and compliance-related initiatives.

"Denise's governance expertise and leadership have served Scripps well for more than three decades," said Rich Boehne, president and chief executive officer of Scripps. "She helped us grow and made many significant contributions to the success of the company during her distinguished tenure."

Kuprionis will start a consulting company that will advise boards of directors on governance best practices and consult with senior managers on governance-related business issues, including establishing effective compliance, ethics and risk management programs.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse, 131-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 13 markets; the Washington, D.C.-based Scripps Media Center, home of the Scripps Howard News Service; and United Media, the 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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