Carolyn Pione Micheli, 54, is executive vice president/chief communications and investor relations officer for The E.W. Scripps Company. She also oversees The Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Carolyn handles long-term communications planning and directs the execution of those plans. She is responsible for the company’s image both externally and internally. She works closely with the CEO and directs executive communications, board communications, media relations and employee communications.
In the investor relations portion of her role with Scripps, she provides counsel to outside analysts and shareholders, executive leadership and the Board of Directors on all investor relations and communications-related issues.
Prior to coming to Scripps, she was communications director for CincyTech, a public-private seed-stage investor focused on startup technology companies in Southwest Ohio. She also served as business editor for The Cincinnati Enquirer, leading an award-winning staff and directing coverage for breaking and enterprise business news in the Greater Cincinnati area. She has worked for numerous other news outlets and began her career at The Associated Press.
Carolyn is a member of the leadership team at Saturday Hoops, a program focused on helping underprivileged youth build their self-esteem and set goals. She serves on the board of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati and is a member of its Racial Justice Committee, and on the boards of Bethesda Inc. and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. She is also lead trustee of the Scripps Howard Fund, The E.W. Scripps Company’s philanthropic organization. Carolyn was named one of the 2023 Top Women in Media by news industry publisher Cynopsis Media and is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati.
She is a 1991 graduate of Miami University of Ohio and received a master’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University in 1996.