CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has appointed veteran media and technology executive Pat Browning to the role of chief information officer.
Browning is leading the company’s enterprise technology strategy and operations, effective April 1. He succeeds Bob Carson, who retired as CIO as of April 1.
Browning has held roles at both The EW. Scripps Company and Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) as a strategy consultant, finance leader, procurement officer and technology executive, and he brings a well-rounded background, deep media experience and global perspective.
“Pat possesses robust experience in technology and information systems as well as other parts of the media ecosystem,” Scripps CFO Lisa Knutson said. “In addition, his knowledge of Scripps is important for a company with a long history in the industry and a strong reputation for serving our customers, employees and other stakeholders. We are fortunate to have someone of Pat’s caliber leading Scripps’ technology organization.”
From 2008-2019, Browning served in leadership roles at SNI and then Discovery Inc., after it acquired SNI in 2018. He was vice president in the office of CIO and corporate systems for seven years and moved up to senior vice president of digital business systems and strategy. In that role, Browning developed SNI’s global technology and operations strategy; oversaw due diligence and integration efforts for acquisitions; and led technology cloud migration.
He earlier worked at The E.W. Scripps Company as IT finance director. Browning helped lead the transition processes in the 2008 spin-off of SNI from Scripps, building technology infrastructure and business process operations necessary for the entities to operate independently. Browning began his career as a strategy and operations consultant for Deloitte.
Browning earned a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and marketing from Miami University and an MBA (finance) from Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation’s fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps 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