Press Releases

Scripps completes sales of its radio stations

Wed, December 12, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) closed today on its final sale of eight radio stations in Boise, Idaho, and Tucson, Arizona, to...

Dr. Phil partners with Stitcher to launch four new podcasts in 2019

Wed, December 12, 2018

NEW YORK CITY – Phil McGraw, host of the No. 1 daytime talk show “Dr. Phil,” is launching a new podcast early next year with industry leader...

FBI moves to fix critical flaw in its crime reporting system in response to investigation

Mon, December 10, 2018

‘Case Cleared,’ a joint investigation from Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica, spurs FBI to fast-track process enabling police agencies across the nation...

Court TV to return to television: Katz Networks to launch new 24/7 network devoted to gavel-to-gavel trial coverage

Mon, December 10, 2018

CINCINNATI – One of the most iconic brands in television history will return when Katz Networks, part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP),...

Scripps closes its acquisition of Triton, the leader in digital audio services

Mon, December 03, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has closed its acquisition of Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and...

Scripps Howard Awards entries open Dec. 1; midterm elections is Topic of the Year

Fri, November 16, 2018

CINCINNATI – The Scripps Howard Awards, one of the nation’s most prestigious American journalism competitions, will accept entries from Dec. 1 to...

Scripps National Spelling Bee introduces changes and new opportunities through RSVBEE

Tue, November 13, 2018

CINCINNATI — The Scripps National Spelling Bee is welcoming applicants for its second year of RSVBee, the invitational program that creates more...

New investigation finds police departments claim success while leaving rape suspects on the street

Mon, November 12, 2018

CINCINNATI – Dozens of cities in America are making many rape cases look as if they are solved without actually arresting a suspected rapist. In “...

Scripps reports third-quarter 2018 results

Fri, November 09, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) today reported operating results for the third quarter of 2018. Total revenue was $303 million...

Scripps declares fourth-quarter dividend

Wed, November 07, 2018

CINCINNATI – The board of directors of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has declared a cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2018. Scripps...

Scripps to purchase group annuity contract to reduce pension obligations by $50 million

Tue, November 06, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has entered into an agreement with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (“MassMutual”)...

Newsy’s live Election Day coverage empowers voters with facts on key issues

Mon, November 05, 2018

CINCINNATI – Continuing Newsy’s commitment to inform – not influence – its audience of younger news viewers, the network will focus its live...

Scripps names Leon Clark vice president and general manager of KGTV in San Diego

Tue, October 30, 2018

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has named Leon Clark to the position of vice president and general manager of KGTV in San Diego, effective...

Scripps to acquire 15 television stations in 10 markets from Cordillera Communications

Mon, October 29, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is acquiring 15 television stations in 10 markets from Cordillera Communications, furthering...

Scripps to report third-quarter 2018 operating results on Nov. 9

Mon, October 22, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) will report third-quarter 2018 operating results before Nasdaq trading begins on Friday, Nov....

Scripps to acquire Triton, the industry leader in digital audio infrastructure; measurement

Wed, October 17, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is acquiring Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services,...

Newsy first news brand on Portal and Portal+, Facebook’s video calling devices for the home

Mon, October 08, 2018

CINCINNATI – Newsy, the fastest-growing news network in America, is the first brand to have an app in the news category on Portal and Portal+, two...

KNXV in Phoenix wins National Emmy Award for ‘Cash for Compliance’ investigative series

Tue, October 02, 2018

CINCINNATI – KNXV in Phoenix, an ABC affiliate of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), was honored with a National Emmy Award last night in New...

Scripps expects 2018 political ad revenue to grow more than 50 percent over 2014

Mon, September 24, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) expects total political advertising revenue in 2018 to grow more than 50 percent over the last...

Scripps stations commit to 100 minutes of political coverage ahead of midterm elections

Tue, September 18, 2018

CINCINNATI – In support of the company’s commitment to enterprise journalism, each of the television stations owned by The E.W. Scripps Company...

Stitcher introduces new branding to reflect its emergence as end-to-end podcast leader

Tue, September 11, 2018

NEW YORK CITY – Stitcher, a leader in podcast content creation, distribution and advertising, today unveiled a new logo and brand identity,...

‘Pickler & Ben’ returns for second season on Sept. 17 with distribution in 175 markets

Thu, September 06, 2018

NASHVILLE – Emmy-nominated daytime talk show “Pickler & Ben” returns for its second season on Sept. 17. The show is quickly becoming a...

Midroll’s cross-platform partnerships and programming lineup unveiled at IAB Upfronts

Thu, September 06, 2018

NEW YORK CITY – As advertiser and audience interest in podcast adaptations of hit movies and TV shows grows, leading podcast company Midroll Media...

Newsy/Ipsos poll: Younger gun owners embrace concealed carry

Tue, August 28, 2018

Among gun owners, younger Americans are more supportive of concealed carry than older Americans but are more likely to blame the NRA for...

Scripps launches accelerated share repurchase plan for $25 million

Fri, August 24, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement to repurchase $25 million of its...

Scripps to buy ABC affiliates in Tallahassee, Florida, and Waco, Texas

Mon, August 20, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has agreed to acquire two ABC-affiliated television stations in Florida and Texas owned by...

Scripps to sell its last group of radio stations to SummitMedia for $47 million

Wed, August 15, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has reached an agreement to sell its last group of 19 radio stations in four markets to...

‘My Favorite Murder’ hosts are partnering with Stitcher to launch Exactly Right network

Wed, August 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES – “My Favorite Murder” hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark – who have broken podcast download records and sold out live shows...

Scripps hires new vice president of strategy, corporate development in national media

Tue, August 14, 2018

CINCINNATI– Veteran corporate strategy leader Robert Kalutkiewicz has joined The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) as vice president of strategy,...

Scripps declares third-quarter dividend

Wed, August 08, 2018

CINCINNATI – The board of directors of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has declared a cash dividend for the third quarter of 2018. Scripps...

Scripps to sell its radio stations in Boise, Idaho, and Tucson, Arizona, to Lotus Communications

Tue, August 07, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has reached an agreement to sell eight radio stations in Boise, Idaho, and Tucson, Arizona, to...

Scripps Howard Foundation establishes Howard Centers for investigative journalism

Mon, August 06, 2018

CINCINNATI – In a move to advance high-quality enterprise journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation today announced a $6 million investment into...

Scripps reports second-quarter 2018 results

Fri, August 03, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) today reported operating results for the second quarter of 2018. Total revenue was $283 million...

Scripps will sell its Milwaukee radio stations to Wisconsin-based Good Karma Brands

Fri, July 27, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has reached an agreement to sell its two radio stations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Good Karma...

Cheryle Harrison named general manager of Bounce

Tue, July 24, 2018

ATLANTA – Cheryle Harrison, Executive Vice President, Ad Sales & Digital Operations for Katz Networks, has added the responsibilities of...

Scripps to report second-quarter 2018 operating results on Aug. 3

Tue, July 17, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) will report second-quarter 2018 operating results before Nasdaq trading begins on Friday, Aug....

Scripps promotes Missy Evenson to vice president of sales for Local Media

Mon, July 16, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has promoted Missy Evenson to the role of vice president of sales for the Local Media division....

Scripps National Spelling Bee presents Great Words, Great Works reading list

Tue, June 26, 2018

CINCINNATI— The Scripps National Spelling Bee has released its 2018-2019 Great Words, Great Works book list for students to spend time reading,...

Scripps agrees to sale of Tulsa, Oklahoma, radio stations to Griffin Communications

Mon, June 25, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has reached an agreement to sell its group of five radio stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to...

Three Scripps television stations win national Murrow journalism awards

Tue, June 19, 2018

CINCINNATI – Three local television stations owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) have earned prestigious national Edward R. Murrow...

Newsy expands sales leadership team

Tue, June 12, 2018

CINCINNATI – Next-generation national news network Newsy has expanded its New York City-based sales and distribution team, hiring Ken Ripley as...

Newsy expands live, original news programming with ‘The Day Ahead’

Mon, June 04, 2018

CINCINNATI – Newsy, the next-generation national news network, has added to its slate of original news programming with “The Day Ahead,” a new take...

Karthik Nemmani declared champion of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Fri, June 01, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Karthik Nemmani, a 14-year-old speller from McKinney, Texas, is the champion of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee....

Scripps has renewed affiliation agreements for ABC, CBS stations in several markets

Thu, May 24, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has completed new multi-year affiliation agreements with ABC and CBS Corporation for stations in...

Scripps to present at Guggenheim and Gabelli conferences in New York on June 5 and 7

Thu, May 24, 2018

CINCINNATI – Lisa Knutson, executive vice president and chief financial officer of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), and Carolyn Micheli, vice...

Scripps to transfer stock listing to Nasdaq

Tue, May 22, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP) will transfer its stock exchange listing from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nasdaq Global Select...

Scripps National Spelling Bee to welcome 516 spellers to compete in 2018 national finals

Tue, May 22, 2018

CINCINNATI — More than 500 spellers will have a chance to compete for the title of Champion at the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee, to be held...

Scripps shareholders elect all three Scripps nominees as directors at 2018 annual meeting

Thu, May 10, 2018

CINCINNATI – A preliminary vote count shows that Class A shareholders of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) have elected all three of Scripps’...

Scripps issues second-quarter dividend

Thu, May 10, 2018

CINCINNATI – The board of directors of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has declared a cash dividend for the second quarter of 2018. Scripps...

Scripps reports first-quarter 2018 results

Mon, May 07, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today reported solid operating results for the first quarter of 2018 and provided an update on...

Newsy partners with PolitiFact to help viewers fact-check politicians and news

Fri, May 04, 2018

CINCINNATI – Newsy, the next-generation national news network, has partnered with PolitiFact to help Americans sort out confusing claims surfacing...

Scripps TV markets to broadcast the 65th Annual Scripps Howard Awards

Fri, May 04, 2018

CINCINNATI – To celebrate the role of journalism in creating a better-informed world, the 65th Annual Scripps Howard Awards will be broadcast in...

ISS recommends Scripps shareholders vote against GAMCO nominees

Mon, April 30, 2018

Leading independent proxy advisory firm ISS says GAMCO has failed to present a compelling case for change ISS recommends Scripps shareholders vote...

Segun Oduolowu joins ‘The List’ as co-host

Thu, April 26, 2018

CINCINNATI – Journalist and actor Segun Oduolowu will bring his high-energy entertainment reporting to the daily newsmagazine “The List” as co-host...

Comedians Paul Scheer and Michael Ian Black launch new podcasts with Midroll Media

Wed, April 25, 2018

NEW YORK CITY – Comedians Paul Scheer and Michael Ian Black are launching new podcasts this spring with podcast industry leader Midroll Media. The...

Stephen J. Dubner brings ‘Freakonomics Radio’ podcast to the Stitcher network

Tue, April 24, 2018

NEW YORK CITY – Podcast network and listening platform Stitcher has signed a deal with journalist and best-selling author Stephen J. Dubner to...

Scripps appoints Danyelle S.T. Wright to the new role of chief diversity officer

Mon, April 23, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has appointed Danyelle S.T. Wright to the newly created role of vice president, employment and...

Scripps: We have the right board and the right strategy for meaningful company growth

Mon, April 23, 2018

Company urges stockholders to vote “FOR” all of Scripps’ director nominees on the WHITE proxy card CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:...

Scripps to report first-quarter 2018 operating results on May 7

Wed, April 11, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) will report first-quarter 2018 operating results before New York Stock Exchange trading begins on...

Frank Friedman joins Scripps as vice president of consumer engagement for Local Media

Tue, April 10, 2018

CINCINNATI – Frank Friedman, president of local investment for Publicis Media in New York, will join The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) in June...

Scripps reprices term loan B with lower rate

Wed, April 04, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has completed the repricing of its $300 million term loan B maturing in 2024, reducing the...

Scripps takes the stage at NAB Show to share insights on its multiplatform strategy

Tue, April 03, 2018

CINCINNATI – Leaders from The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) will discuss company vision and perspectives on the media industry in multiple...

Scripps promotes Joe Antonelli to VP/GM, TV and sales, for WGBA and WACY

Tue, March 27, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has named Joe Antonelli to the position of vice president and general manager of WGBA and WACY in...

Talk show ‘Pickler & Ben’ nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards in its first season

Thu, March 22, 2018

CINCINNATI – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced that daytime talk show newcomer “Pickler & Ben” has been...

Scripps Howard Awards announce winners of top prizes, $170,000 in prize money

Tue, March 06, 2018

CINCINNATI – Through dogged reporting that exposes important truths and holds the powerful accountable, winners of the Scripps Howard Awards...

Scripps reports fourth-quarter 2017 results

Wed, February 28, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today reported operating results for the fourth quarter of 2017. At the end of the quarter, Radio...

Scripps Howard Awards honor the best in journalism with finalists in 15 categories

Tue, February 27, 2018

CINCINNATI – The Washington Post leads news organizations receiving recognition from the judges of the 65th Annual Scripps Howard Awards, with five...

Scripps management to present at 26th Deutsche Bank Conference on March 6

Thu, February 22, 2018

CINCINNATI – Adam Symson, president and chief executive officer of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), Lisa Knutson, executive vice president and...

Scripps initiates quarterly dividend

Thu, February 15, 2018

CINCINNATI – The board of directors of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has declared a cash dividend for the first quarter of 2018. Scripps...

‘Sold in America’ series looks at the buying, selling and trafficking of sex in America

Thu, February 15, 2018

CINCINNATI – In Kentucky alone, drugs were involved in almost 40 percent of child sex trafficking cases — cases where the age range of alleged...

2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards increases viewership for the second consecutive year

Wed, February 14, 2018

ATLANTA (Feb. 13, 2018) – The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards was a big hit Sunday night, Feb. 11, racking up huge viewership gains and strong...

Scripps to report fourth-quarter 2017 operating results on Feb. 28

Mon, February 12, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) will report fourth-quarter 2017 operating results before New York Stock Exchange trading begins...

Stitcher brings Marvel, Katie Couric to SXSW

Fri, February 09, 2018

NEW YORK CITY – Stitcher, one of the world’s leading podcast platforms, is making a major play at South by Southwest (SXSW) next month as it...

Scripps appoints Williams new lead director; nominates Wall Street veteran to board seat

Thu, February 01, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP) has appointed former senior investment management executive Kim Williams as its lead director and...

SUEZ taps Newsy Brand Studio for sponsored video series on water reuse in America

Mon, January 29, 2018

CINCINNATI – SUEZ, a global services and solutions company with operations primarily in water and waste management, has partnered with the Newsy...

Scripps restructures to create stronger company, puts radio stations up for sale

Thu, January 25, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP) is creating a stronger, more streamlined and higher-performing company through comprehensive...

Daymond John, Seth Godin, Cal Fussman debut podcasts with Midroll Brand Studio

Wed, January 24, 2018

NEW YORK CITY – Midroll, the leader in the fast-growing podcast industry, is launching four new podcasts hosted by some of the biggest names in...

Scripps launches MarketPredict to help political campaigns convert voters

Tue, January 16, 2018

CINCINNATI — MarketPredict is now available to political campaigns that want to simulate how changes in their marketing and media buy plans will...

Scripps management to present on Jan. 30 at 14th Noble Financial Investor Conference

Tue, January 16, 2018

CINCINNATI – Lisa Knutson, executive vice president and chief financial officer of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), will discuss the company’s...

“Pickler & Ben” renewed for a second season

Tue, January 16, 2018

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has greenlit a second season for “Pickler & Ben,” *its Nashville-based daytime talker hosted...

Stitcher continues rapid growth with content from Katie Couric, Jessamyn Stanley and more

Tue, January 09, 2018

NEW YORK CITY – Podcast industry leader Midroll Media is partnering with boldface names from the worlds of news, entertainment and popular culture...

Scripps promotes Riegelsberger to vice president of tax and treasury

Fri, January 05, 2018

CINCINNATI — The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has appointed Rebecca Riegelsberger as vice president, tax and treasury, effective immediately....