Scripps appoints Dean Littleton VP/GM of KMGH in Denver
Wed, March 01, 2017 by Valerie Miller
CINCINNATI — Dean Littleton, a strategic leader and television executive, is returning to Denver to be vice president and general manager for KMGH 7News, the ABC affiliate of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), effective March 27.
Littleton, 47, has a record of building station performance both in sales revenue and local news ratings. KMGH 7News is in a top-20 market and is home to an award-winning investigative team. “Dean has the right combination of strengths in both sales and journalism, which is somewhat rare in this business and is definitely an asset,” said Debbie Turner, vice president, television operations for Scripps. “Couple that with his leadership style and we know he will have an immediate, positive impact on a very talented team.”
Littleton spent the past eight years in Knoxville, Tennessee, most recently as general manager at WATE, an ABC affiliate. During his four years as GM, the station experienced growth in sales, ratings, digital audience, newscast development and media partnerships under his leadership. He served as vice president and general sales manager at WVLT/MyVLT in Knoxville from 2008-2013. He created many new revenue opportunities and attained revenue goals across broadcast and digital properties.
Littleton is knowledgeable about the Denver market. He previously worked as general sales manager at KUSA/KTVD.
Littleton attended the University of Tennessee, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast management. He has served on multiple boards for the University of Tennessee, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Tennessee Association of Broadcasters.
He and his wife, Amber, have a daughter, Olivia Grace.
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.”
Valerie Miller, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3023, Valerie.firstname.lastname@example.org