- E. W. Scripps Company
The E. W. Scripps Company Type Public (NYSE: SSP) Industry Broadcast Television/News Publication
Community Educational Services
Founded 1878 (Originally as The Cleveland Penny Press) Headquarters Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Key people Edward W. Scripps (1854-1926), Founder
Roy W. Howard (1883-1964)
Richard A. Boehne (President & CEO)
Revenue $1.1 billion USD (2007) Website www.scripps.com
The E. W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is an American media conglomerate founded by Edward W. Scripps on November 2, 1878. The company is headquartered inside the Scripps Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its corporate motto is "Give light and the people will find their own way."
On October 16, 2007, the company announced that it would separate into two publicly traded companies: The E. W. Scripps Company (newspapers, TV stations, licensing/syndication) and Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), (HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living [now known as Cooking Channel], Great American Country, Shopzilla, uSwitch). The transaction was completed on July 1, 2008.
On October 3, 2011 The E.W. Scripps Company announced it was purchasing the television arm of McGraw-Hill for $212 million/. This purchase nearly doubles the number Scripps stations to 19 with a combined reach of 13% of U.S. households.
The Company owns and operates newspapers in 14 American markets. Scripps-owned newspapers:
- Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas)
- The Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas)
- The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee)
- Evansville Courier & Press (Evansville, Indiana)
- The Gleaner (Henderson, Kentucky)
- Kitsap Sun (Bremerton, Washington)
- The Knoxville News-Sentinel (Knoxville, Tennessee)
- Naples Daily News (Naples, Florida)
- Stuart News (Stuart, Florida) - First currently active newspaper acquired by Scripps in 1965
- Ventura County Star (Camarillo, California)
- Vero Beach Press Journal (Vero Beach, Florida)
- San Angelo Standard-Times (San Angelo, Texas)
- Corpus Christi Caller Times (Corpus Christi, Texas)
- The Anderson Independent-Mail (Anderson, South Carolina)
- Redding Record Searchlight (Redding, California)
- Toledo News-Bee (Toledo, Ohio) (closed August 2, 1938)
- Houston Press (Houston, Texas) (closed 1964)
- Indianapolis Times (Indianapolis, Indiana) (Closed October 11, 1965)
- New York World-Telegram (New York City) (closed 1966)
- The Washington Daily News (Washington, DC) (sold 1972)
- Fort Worth Press (Fort Worth, Texas) (closed 1975)
- Cleveland Press (Cleveland, Ohio) (closed 1982)
- Memphis Press-Scimitar (Memphis, Tennessee) (closed 1983)
- Columbus Citizen-Journal (Columbus, Ohio) (closed 1985)
- Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) (closed 1992)
- Thousand Oaks News Chronicle (Thousand Oaks, California) (closed 1995)
- Birmingham Post-Herald (Birmingham, Alabama) (closed 2005)
- dirt (Boulder, Colorado) (closed 2006)
- Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, Ohio) (closed December 31, 2007)
- The Albuquerque Tribune (Albuquerque, New Mexico) (closed 2008)
- Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado) (closed 2009) - Purchased in 1926
- Youngstown Telegram (Youngstown, Ohio) (took over & bought by The Youngstown Vindicator Printing Company)
- The Daily Camera (Boulder, Colorado) (took over & bought by Media News Group Inc.)
- El Paso Herald-Post (El Paso, Texas) (closed 1997)
- San Francisco News (San Francisco, California) (founded 1903, merged with the Hearst Corporation's San Francisco Call-Bulletin to form the News-Call Bulletin in 1959, Hearst acquiring complete control in 1962 and merging it with the San Francisco Examiner in 1965)
E.W. Scripps' television division currently owns ten television stations in nine markets.
Scripps also previously owned the Shop at Home home-shopping television network, which in turn owned five television stations. On May 22, 2006, Scripps announced that it was to cease operations of the network and intended to sell each of Shop at Home's five owned and operated television stations. Jewelry Television eventually acquired Shop at Home, but Scripps still intended to sell its affiliated stations. On September 26, 2006, Scripps announced that it was selling its Shop at Home TV stations to New York City-based Multicultural Television for $170 million.
On October 3, 2011, The E.W. Scripps Company announced it was purchasing all seven television stations owned by The McGraw-Hill Companies for $212 million; the sale is a result of McGraw-Hill's decision to exit the broadcasting industry to focus on its other core properties, including its publishing unit.
1) Two boldface asterisks appearing following a station's call letters (**) indicates a station that was built and signed-on by E.W. Scripps;
2) Two boldface plus signs appearing following a station's call letters (++) indicate a station that was operated by Belo Corporation (who would ultimately purchase the stations outright from Scripps) under time brokerage agreements during the time frame in which Scripps held the stations' licenses. Scripps never held operational control of these stations;
3) Three boldface crosses appearing following a station's call letters (†††) indicates a station owned by Raycom Media and operated by E.W. Scripps under a shared services agreement.
DMA# City of license/Market Station Channel
TV / DT
Owned Since Affiliation 11. Detroit WXYZ-TV 7 / 41 1986 ABC
12. Phoenix KNXV-TV 15 / 15 1985 ABC 14. Tampa - St. Petersburg WFTS-TV 28 / 29 1986 ABC 18. Cleveland - Akron WEWS-TV ** 5 / 15 1947 ABC 27. Baltimore WMAR-TV 2 / 38 1991 ABC 32. Kansas City, Missouri KSHB-TV 41 / 42 1977 NBC Lawrence, Kansas KMCI-TV 38 / 41 2001 Independent 33. Cincinnati WCPO-TV ** 9 / 22 1949 ABC 38. West Palm Beach WPTV-TV 5 / 12 1961 NBC WFLX ††† 29 / 28 Fox 61. Tulsa, Oklahoma KJRH-TV 2 / 8 1971 NBC
DMA# City of license/Market Station Channel
TV / DT
Affiliation 17. Denver KMGH-TV 7 / 7 ABC KZCO-LP 27 Azteca América Ft. Collins, Colorado KZFC-LP 36 Azteca América 27. Indianapolis WRTV-TV 6 / 25 ABC 28. San Diego KGTV-TV 10 / 10 ABC KZSD-LP 41 Azteca América 93. Colorado Springs, Colorado KZKS-LP 23 Azteca América 125. Bakersfield, California KERO-TV 23 / 10 ABC KZKC-LP 42 Azteca América
Former Scripps-owned stations
DMA# City of license/Market Station Channel
TV / DT
Years owned Affiliation 1. Bridgeport, CT - New York City WSAH-TV 43 / 42 2002–2007 RTV affiliate owned by Multicultural Television 6. San Francisco KCNS 38 / 39 2002–2006 RTV affiliate owned by NRJ TV
(managed by Titan TV Broadcast Group)
7. Lawrence - Boston, MA WMFP 62 / 18 2002–2007 RTV affiliate owned by NRJ TV 18. Canton - Cleveland, OH WOAC
67 / 47 2002–2006 TCT owned-and-operated (O&O) 26. Wilson - Raleigh - Durham, N.C. WRAY-TV 30 / 42 2002–2006 TCT owned-and-operated (O&O) 37. San Antonio KENS-TV ++ 5 / 39 1997 CBS affiliate owned by Belo Corporation 50. Memphis WMCT/WMC-TV ** 5 / 5 1948–1993 NBC affiliate owned by Raycom Media
DMA# Market Station Current Ownership 23. Portland, Oregon KUPL-FM-98.5 owned by Alpha Broadcasting KUPL-970
owned by Alpha Broadcasting 24. Baltimore WBSB-FM-104.3
owned by Clear Channel Communications 32. Cincinnati WCPO-1230
owned by Radio One WUBE-FM-105.1 owned by Hubbard Broadcasting 28. Cleveland WEWS-FM-102.1
owned by CBS Radio 37. San Antonio, Texas KENS-1160 ++
owned by Disney/ABC 41. Memphis WMC-970 owned by Entercom WMC-FM-99.7 owned by Entercom 63. Knoxville, Tennessee WNOX-990
owned by Cumulus Media
National Spelling Bee
Scripps also operates the national (US) spelling bee. The final competition is in Washington, DC and broadcast on ESPN and ABC. Lower levels are organized by the school, then county and eventually to the final competition.
- Edward W. Scripps
- Ellen Browning Scripps
- James E. Scripps
- Charles Scripps
- Scripps Howard Foundation
- Scripps Ranch
- Edward W. Estlow
- Richard Boehne
- ^ Osborne, Kevin (2007-02-21). "Cover Story: The Light Dims". Cincinnati CityBeat (Cincinnati, Ohio: Lightborne Publishing). http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-2261-cover-story-the-light-dims.html. Retrieved 2011-08-28. "The corporate motto for Cincinnati-based media chain E.W. Scripps Co. is 'Give light and the people will find their own way,' which the lighthouse logo has come to symbolize."
- ^ http://escrippsnews.scrippsnet.com/articles/569-scripps-to-buy-nine-tv-stations-from-mcgraw-hill
- ^ "Scripps ceasing Shop At Home operations" (Press release). E. W. Scripps Company. 2006-05-16. http://pressreleases.scripps.com/release/854. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
- ^ "Scripps sells Shop At Home TV stations" (Press release). E. W. Scripps Company. 2006-09-26. http://pressreleases.scripps.com/release/877. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
- ^ McGraw-Hill Sells TV Group To Scripps, TVNewsCheck, October 3, 2011.
White House James S. Brady Press Briefing Room seating chart row Podium
The seating chart as of August 1, 2010. The E.W. Scripps Company Corporate leadershipRichard A. Boehne (President and CEO) NewspapersThe Abilene Reporter-News · The Anderson Independent-Mail · The Commercial Appeal · Corpus Christi Caller-Times · Evansville Courier & Press · The Gleaner · Kitsap Sun · Knoxville News Sentinel · Metro Pulse · Naples Daily News · Redding Record Searchlight · San Angelo Standard-Times · Stuart News · Times Record News · Ventura County Star · Vero Beach Press Journal Television stationsABC affiliated stationsAzteca América affiliated stationsFox affiliated stationWFLX1NBC affiliated stationsKMCI Other holdings
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