Press Releases

Scripps Networks expands Jablin's role

Tue, December 14, 2004

Home & Garden Television President Burton Jablin, a member of the original management team that launched HGTV 10 years ago, will be taking on...

Horton to serve as chairman of Scripps Howard Foundation

Mon, December 13, 2004

CINCINNATI – Alan M. Horton, who will retire Dec. 31 as senior vice president of newspapers for The E. W. Scripps Company, has been elected...

Ambrose to retire as Scripps director of editorial policy

Mon, December 13, 2004

WASHINGTON - Jay Ambrose, director of editorial policy for Scripps newspapers and former editor of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, has announced...

Scripps board declares dividend

Fri, December 10, 2004

CINCINNATI – The Board of Directors of The E. W. Scripps Company today declared a quarterly dividend of 10 cents ($0.10) per share payable Dec. 10...

Scripps provides 2005 financial outlook at CSFB investor conference in New York

Mon, December 06, 2004

NEW YORK – Senior managers of The E. W. Scripps Company will provide a general financial outlook for 2005 today during the Credit Suisse First...

Scripps amends SEC filing to de-register 7 million unsold shares

Mon, November 29, 2004

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company today filed an amendment with the Securities and Exchange Commission to de-register 7 million Class A Common...

Scripps Trust Completes Offering

Thu, November 18, 2004

CINCINNATI - The Edward W. Scripps Trust has completed the sale of 5 million Class A Common Shares of The E. W. Scripps Company at a price to the...

Scripps Trust offers 5 million shares

Thu, November 18, 2004

CINCINNATI – The Edward W. Scripps Trust today agreed to sell 5 million Class A Common Shares of The E. W. Scripps Company to Morgan Stanley.The E....

Scripps completes GAC acquisition

Wed, November 17, 2004

CINCINNATI – The E. W. Scripps Company and Jones Media Networks today completed an all cash transaction that results in Scripps acquiring the Great...

Contreras named vice president of Scripps newspaper operations

Tue, November 16, 2004

CINCINNATI – Mark G. Contreras, an experienced newspaper executive with an extensive background in management, advertising sales, marketing and...

Scripps names DeLoach director of circulation compliance

Tue, October 26, 2004

CINCINNATI – Jeffery S. DeLoach, circulation manager of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, has been given additional corporate responsibilities as...

Scripps to acquire GAC network

Tue, October 12, 2004

CINCINNATI – The E. W. Scripps Company, parent of Scripps Networks and its growing portfolio of national lifestyle television networks, has reached...

Horton to retire as senior v.p. of Scripps newspaper group

Tue, October 05, 2004

CINCINNATI – Alan M. Horton, who for more than a decade has guided The E. W. Scripps Company’s daily and community newspapers through a period of...

Scripps to discuss business strategy at Goldman Sachs Conference

Mon, October 04, 2004

CINCINNATI – Kenneth W. Lowe, president and CEO of The E. W. Scripps Company, will discuss the company’s business strategy on Wednesday, Oct. 6,...

Hartmann named president, publisher of The Knoxville News-Sentinel

Wed, September 29, 2004

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Bruce Hartmann, vice president and general manager of The Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel, has been named president and...

Scripps to discuss cable network business at Merrill Lynch Conference

Tue, September 28, 2004

CINCINNATI – Kenneth W. Lowe, president and CEO of The E. W. Scripps Company, will discuss the company’s cable network business strategy on...

Scripps names Topeka publisher to take Naples Daily News reins

Mon, September 20, 2004

CINCINNATI – John J. Fish, publisher of The Topeka Capital-Journal, has been named president and publisher of the Naples (Fla.) Daily News,...

Scripps stock split is consummated

Fri, September 10, 2004

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The two-for-one stock split authorized by the Board of Directors of The E.W. Scripps Company on July 29 in the form of a 100...

Scripps to discuss business strategy at Morgan Stanley Conference

Thu, September 02, 2004

CINCINNATI – Alan Horton, senior vice president of The E.W. Scripps Company’s newspaper group and Bill Peterson, senior vice president of the...

Scripps newspaper operations VP to cap 34-year career at year's end

Tue, August 31, 2004

CINCINNATI – Stephen W. Sullivan, a distinguished newspaper publishing executive who for the past seven years has served as a key member of The E....

Scripps Networks President Ed Spray to retire, Exec. Vice President John Lansing to succeed him

Tue, August 10, 2004

CINCINNATI – Scripps Networks President Ed Spray, who was instrumental in the launch of Home & Garden Television (HGTV) ten years ago as a...

Ad sales pro to be new general manager at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis

Tue, August 03, 2004

CINCINNATI - Frank “Butch” Hughes III, advertising director at the Knoxville News Sentinel, has been named general manager of The Commercial Appeal...

Experienced marketing and sales executive named to Scripps newspaper research post

Mon, August 02, 2004

CINCINNATI – Angelia Phillips Epps, a sales and marketing professional with more than 16 years experience in retail and newspapers, has been named...

Scripps names 25-year newspaper executive to be president and publisher in San Angelo

Fri, July 30, 2004

CINCINNATI – Robert Aguilar, a 25-year newspaper executive with a strong background in advertising sales and management, has been named president...

Scripps declares 2-for-1 stock split and 20 cents per share dividend

Thu, July 29, 2004

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Board of Directors of The E. W. Scripps Company today authorized a 2-for-1 stock split in the form of a 100 percent stock...

Baumann named executive editor of Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press

Thu, July 01, 2004

CINCINNATI – J. Bruce Baumann, managing editor of the Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press for the past six years, has been promoted to executive...

Life-long Scripps newspaper executive to be president, publisher in Evansville

Fri, June 25, 2004

CINCINNATI – Jack D. Pate, a life-long Scripps newspaper executive with 25 years experience in management, marketing and advertising sales, has...

Gallagher named publisher, Ventura County Star

Thu, June 24, 2004

CINCINNATI – Timothy J. Gallagher, a Scripps newspaper executive who has earned a reputation for journalistic excellence and innovative strategic...

Scripps names experienced media lawyer, journalist as associate general counsel

Fri, June 11, 2004

CINCINNATI – David M. Giles, an experienced media lawyer and former newspaper reporter, has been named associate general counsel for The E. W....

22-year newspaper management veteran to be publisher in Corpus Christi, Texas

Wed, June 09, 2004

CINCINNATI – Patrick J. Birmingham, a proven newspaper executive with 22 years experience in management and advertising sales, has been named...

Knoxville News-Sentinel names new publisher of special projects

Wed, June 09, 2004

CINCINNATI – Vince Vawter, a Tennessee native who worked about 25 years of his newspaper career in the Volunteer State before accepting an...

14-year-old from South Bend, Ind., wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

Thu, June 03, 2004

WASHINGTON – David Scott Tidmarsh, a 14-year-old speller from South Bend, Ind., won the 77th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee today. David was...

Scripps to discuss cable network business at Deutsche Bank conference

Wed, June 02, 2004

CINCINNATI – Frank Gardner, senior vice president of The E. W. Scripps Company and chairman of Scripps Networks, will discuss the company’s cable...

Lawlor named VP/ general manager of WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Wed, June 02, 2004

CINCINNATI – Brian Lawlor has been named vice president and general manager of WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla., effective immediately. He succeeds...

Scripps National Spelling Bee begins today in nation’s capitol

Tue, June 01, 2004

WASHINGTON – The 77th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee begins today in Washington D.C, featuring top spellers from across the U.S. and...

77th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee to be held June 1-3 in Washington D.C.

Wed, May 26, 2004

WASHINGTON – The 77th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee will begin Tuesday, June 1, in Washington D.C, featuring top spellers from across the...

Peterson named senior vice president of Scripps television station group

Tue, May 04, 2004

CINCINNATI – Bill Peterson, a veteran broadcast television executive with 30 years of news and station management experience, has been named senior...

Scripps board increases dividend; initiates steps to split stock

Fri, April 30, 2004

CINCINNATI –The Board of Directors of The E. W. Scripps Company has approved a 14 percent increase in its dividend to shareholders and has set into...

Brooke Johnson named president of Food Network

Tue, April 27, 2004

NEW YORK – – Scripps Networks has named Brooke Johnson, a 25-year veteran of cable television, as the next president of Food Network. Johnson, who...

Scripps completes acquisition of Summit America Television

Wed, April 14, 2004

CINCINNATI – The E. W. Scripps Company today completed its acquisition of Summit America Television Inc. (NASDAQ: SATH), which includes Summit’s 30...

Scripps Washington bureau reorganizes to accommodate added content services

Thu, April 01, 2004

WASHINGTON - The E.W. Scripps Company’s Washington, D.C., bureau will be known as the Scripps Media Center to recognize its new role producing...

Scripps names top media law attorney to newly created general counsel post

Mon, March 08, 2004

CINCINNATI – A.B. Cruz III, a leading attorney in the media and entertainment field who has been managing business and legal affairs for Viacom...

William Harry Green, 98, dies in San Diego

Tue, January 27, 2004

SAN DIEGO - Retired California newspaper executive William Harry Green, whose distinguished career made him well-known in publishing circles across...

Scripps increases quarterly dividend to 17 Ѕ cents

Thu, January 22, 2004

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Board of Directors of The E. W. Scripps Company today increased the company’s quarterly dividend to shareholders to 17 Ѕ...

Newspaper JOA in Cincinnati will not be renewed after 2007

Fri, January 16, 2004

CINCINNATI – The newspaper joint operating agreement, or JOA, that has enabled publication of The Cincinnati Post and The Kentucky Post since the...

Scripps names new GM for Tampa station; news director picked for WXYZ in Detroit

Mon, January 12, 2004

CINCINNATI – Bill Carey, an award-winning broadcast television news executive with more than 25 years experience, has been named vice president and...

Exec behind Food Network success to guide Shop At Home for Scripps

Mon, January 12, 2004

CINCINNATI – Judy Girard, an experienced television executive who led Food Network to TV prominence and success, has been chosen by The E. W....

Weber named publisher, Tomasik editor of Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

Fri, January 09, 2004

CINCINNATI – The E. W. Scripps Company has promoted two top executives at its Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Florida to reflect their growing...

Scripps names TV station operations VP; new manager for West Palm Beach station

Wed, January 07, 2004

CINCINNATI – Bill Peterson, a veteran broadcast television executive with 30 years of news and station management experience, has been named vice...

Scripps broadcast TV chief tapped for senior role at Scripps Networks

Mon, January 05, 2004

CINCINNATI – John Lansing, a respected and proven television executive with an extensive background in news and entertainment programming, has been...