Scripps names Amy Calvert new VP/GM for KJRH in Tulsa, Okla.
Mon, December 05, 2016 by Valerie Miller
CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has hired Amy Calvert as the new vice president and general manager for KJRH 2 Works for You, an NBC affiliate. Calvert brings her extensive television leadership experience as well as her knowledge of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, market back to KJRH, where she once served as news producer.
Her diverse background with work in broadcast news, marketing, sales and promotions makes her ideally suited to lead KJRH. Calvert is fresh off an award-winning year as general manager for GEB America, a digital satellite TV Network made up primarily of Christian and family programming. KGEB-TV, the network’s Tulsa station, this year received the 2016 TV Station of the Year from The National Religious Broadcasters.
“Amy is a thoughtful and detail-oriented leader,” said Debbie Turner, vice president of television operations for Scripps. “We are thrilled to find someone of Amy’s industry experience right in Tulsa. She grew up just down the road, so her affinity for her hometown will drive her commitment to serving the community while helping local businesses grow.”
Calvert was promoted to the GM role at GEB America in 2013 after serving as vice president of marketing and sales for the network. Her sales strategies transformed the network into a major revenue generating business.
From 2001-2007, Calvert managed creative services for TV Guide Channel. She ran all of the daily productions and managed a team of producers and editors for 24-hour productions.
Her news experience stems from work as news producer at KJRH and her work as an executive producer at Oral Roberts University.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Oral Roberts University.
She and her husband have two daughters. Calvert takes great pride in being involved in the community and is a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Her work at KJRH will begin in early 2017.
About Scripps The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including “THE LIST” and “The Now,” runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
Valerie Miller, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3023, firstname.lastname@example.org