Scripps to add new member to board after Paul Scripps’ departure in May

Thu, March 26, 2015 by Carolyn Micheli

For immediate release
Mon, March 23, 2015

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company has nominated a new director for its board following the announcement by Paul K. Scripps, 69, that he will retire from service as a director when his term expires in May.

Paul Scripps has served as a director since 1986. He served as vice president of newspapers for the company from 1997-2001 and chairman of a company subsidiary from 1989 to 1997.

The board has recommended that Charles Barmonde, 39, replace Paul Scripps. Barmonde is a great-great-grandson of the founder and the son of another director, Mary McCabe Peirce.

Barmonde is a private investor, an educator, sole proprietor of Barmonde Studios, a fine craft ceramics studio, and founder of Arch Contemporary Ceramics, a retail ceramics gallery and school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Marlboro College in Vermont and a post-baccalaureate degree in ceramics from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He has been a trustee of the Scripps Howard Foundation since 2009.

Barmonde will stand for election by the common voting shareholders at the May 4 Scripps shareholder annual meeting.

About Scripps The E.W. Scripps Company ( serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of media brands. In July, Scripps announced a deal with Journal Communications to merge its 21 local television stations with 12 Journal television stations and 34 radio stations, which will make Scripps the nation’s fifth-largest independent station owner. The two companies also agreed to spin off their combined newspaper interests to form a new publicly traded company, to be called Journal Media Group. Scripps runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including mobile video news service Newsy and weather app developer WeatherSphere. Scripps also produces television shows including The List and Let’s Ask America, 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’ motto is “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

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

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