Mary McCabe Peirce announces departure from Scripps board, effective in May

Fri, January 27, 2017 by Carolyn Micheli

CINCINNATI – Mary McCabe Peirce, 68, a great-granddaughter of the company’s founder, will retire from The E.W. Scripps Company’s board of directors when her term expires in May.

Peirce has served as a director since 2008. She also has served as a trustee of The Edward W. Scripps Trust since 2008. The trust controlled The E.W. Scripps Company from 1922 until the death of Robert P. Scripps, a grandson of the founder, in 2012.

“Mary stands tall among those Scripps family leaders who have played direct roles in the long success of The E.W. Scripps Company,” said Rich Boehne, Scripps chairman, president and CEO. “She has skillfully advocated for strategies that benefit all shareholders while, at the same time, being an unyielding supporter of the company’s journalistic mission to give light so the people can find their own way. Our board and employees will truly miss her.”

Peirce also serves as a director of Scripps Networks Interactive, which was spun off from The E.W. Scripps Company in 2008.

She is a long-time advocate of health and youth-related community services. In Sarasota, Florida, where she lives with her husband, Dave Peirce, she has served on the board of Project Rebound, which provides education for disadvantaged and court-remanded youth. She also has served on the board of Visiting Nurse Services of Long Island, New York, and was a trustee of Out of Door Academy, an educational institution in Sarasota.

She is the daughter of Margaret Scripps Buzzelli, a granddaughter of the company founder, and Charles McCabe, who was a noted columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle.

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 longtime 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.”

*Carolyn Micheli, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3732, *

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