Scripps hires new vice president of strategy, corporate development in national media
Tue, August 14, 2018 by Kari Wethington
CINCINNATI– Veteran corporate strategy leader Robert Kalutkiewicz has joined The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) as vice president of strategy, new business and corporate development, effective Aug. 6.
Kalutkiewicz is responsible for helping to develop and execute the company’s growth strategy and identifying, developing and evaluating investment, acquisition and partnership opportunities in the national media marketplace.
Kalutkiewicz joins Scripps with more than 15 years of experience in media, investment banking and private equity. Most recently, he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions at Tronc, formerly Tribune Publishing, led corporate growth strategy for Wasserman Media Group and helped accelerate the growth for Sony Pictures Entertainment and Disney Interactive.
Over his career, Kalutkiewicz has helped lead media deals totaling more than $10 billion and brings in-depth knowledge about the intersection of new media, tech and entertainment.
Kalutkiewicz will help Scripps explore opportunities to grow its national media footprint and strengthen its portfolio of brands that build upon the company’s journalistic tradition, said Scripps’ Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Lisa Knutson.
“Scripps’ growth strategy includes developing our existing portfolio of local and national media brands and identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to launch new businesses consistent with the Scripps mission of creating a better informed world,” Knutson said. “With his experience in deal execution and strategy within the media industry, Robert will be instrumental to that plan.”
Kalutkiewicz earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boston College and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business with an emphasis on media entertainment.
Kalutkiewicz lives with his wife in Cincinnati.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Midroll Media; and fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff. Scripps produces original programming including “Pickler & Ben,” runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of 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.”
Kari Wethington, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3763, Kari.firstname.lastname@example.org