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“Give light” is not just a motto at Scripps – it is a mantra that guides our daily work. We believe in the power of journalism to change lives, to strengthen communities and to create a better-informed world.

Scripps’ local television stations serve a crucial role as watchdogs of the powerful; a source of comfort in a crisis; and a place to turn for everyday information. We engage large local audiences with the news and information they need to make decisions for their lives – and we make it easy to access our award-winning journalism on every platform, from television to desktop and mobile to over-the-top video platforms.

We also provide a path for powering local economies. Our programming allows advertisers to be adjacent to objective, reliable information and to associate with venerable local news brands. We help them create ad campaigns to broaden their businesses’ reach and build their customer bases.

In the decades since we received our first FCC license in 1947, our stations have earned many prestigious industry awards – from Murrows to duPonts, Peabodys and Scripps Howard Awards. These awards are a validation of our commitment to journalism. But what’s most important is that we have stayed focused on a higher purpose: to improve the lives of those we serve.

A growing footprint in strong markets

Scripps’ Local Media operations represent a portfolio of 52 television stations in 36 markets.