CINCINNATI, Ohio – Edward W. Scripps Jr. has been elected to the board of directors of The E.W. Scripps Company, which held its annual shareholders meeting today.Scripps is the son of the late Ted Scripps, who, until his death in1987, was one of three trustees of The Edward W. Scripps Trust and a director of the company. The trust has voting control of the company. Formerly news director for Scripps-owed KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Okla., Edward Scripps, 39, is vice president of the Scripps Howard Foundation and a member of the foundation’s executive committee. He worked at the Tulsa television station, an NBC affiliate, for 11 years, starting as an associate producer. Scripps began his broadcast journalism career in Reno, Nev., where he worked at KCRL-TV, also an NBC affiliate. He joined KCRL after serving an internship at the station and was the station’s 10 p.m. news producer when he left to join KJRH. He and his wife, Christy, reside in Washington State and have two children, Shannon, 13, and Brittany, 10.The E.W. Scripps Company operates 20 daily newspapers; nine network-affiliated television stations; two cable television networks, Home & Garden Television and the Food Network; a television programmer, Cinetel Productions; independent Yellow Pages directories in Florida and Tennessee; and United Media, a worldwide syndicator and licensor of news features and comics.