Adam Symson becomes president/CEO
Aug. 8, 2017
Adam Symson becomes president and CEO of Scripps. He was promoted through the company, first as a journalist and eventually as Chief Digital Officer.
Scripps acquires Katz broadcast networks
Aug. 1, 2017
Scripps acquires Katz broadcast networks, which distribute programming for targeted audiences over the air, in a deal worth $302 million. The national networks include Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff.
Scripps receives Walter Cronkite Awards
March 13, 2017
For extensive political coverage and for its commitment to fact-checking political advertising, Scripps has received three Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.
"Newsmaker" biography of Roy W. Howard published
July 8, 2016
Roy W. Howard was a giant in the newspaper industry during a time when Scripps and Howard were synonymous for excellence in journalism and serving local communities.
Scripps acquires Stitcher
June 6, 2016
Scripps acquires popular podcast listening service Stitcher, which facilitates discovery and streaming for more than 65,000 podcasts to 8 million registered users.
Scripps acquires Midroll
July 22, 2015
Scripps announced the acquisition of Midroll Media, the podcast industry leader that distributes podcasts through its Howl app and generates revenue for hundreds of shows.
Merger with Journal
April 1, 2015
Scripps merges its broadcast operations with those of Journal Communications, and the two companies spin off their respective newspapers to form a new public company, Journal Media Group.
TV stations added
June 16, 2014
Scripps adds WMYD and WKBW, bringing its ownership total to 21 TV stations, in a $110 million transaction with Granite Broadcasting Corp.
Scripps acquires Newsy
Scripps acquires video news provider to help it enter digital video business. Newsy acquisition is key part of company's plan to win in the digital news marketplace.
Washington Bureau changes
Nov. 12, 2013
Scripps announces a restructuring and expansion of its historic political and national reporting bureau in Washington, D.C.
'Let's Ask America' expands
Nov. 4, 2013
Scripps signs deal with MGM Domestic Television Distribution LLC (MGM), a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., as the syndication partner for its original game show, "Let’s Ask America."
Chairman of the Board
Rich Boehne, who also serves as the chief executive officer and a director since 2008, replaces Nackey E. Scagliotti as the board of directors chair.
Aug. 14, 2012
Scripps Howard Foundation marks 50 years of supporting excellence in journalism.
Original shows launch
Sept. 17, 2012
Two original shows with national appeal, "Let's Ask America" and "The List," begin airing in seven of Scripps' 13 TV markets.
TV stations acquired
Dec. 31, 2011
Scripps purchases nine television stations from McGraw-Hill Broadcasting.
Nov. 30, 2011
Company receives a Distinguished Service Award from the NAB.
The digital/mobile future
Sept. 19, 2011
Company consolidates digital operations into a single organization.
Scripps at NYSE
Leaders ring the bell to open trading.
Nov. 30, 2009
Scripps sells character licensing business, including "Peanuts."
Richard Boehne becomes CEO of the E.W. Scripps Company.
June 30, 2008
Cable networks and online shopping services are spun off into a separate company, Scripps Networks Interactive.
June 27, 2005
Scripps acquires Shopzilla online shopping service and BizRate consumer feedback network.
Jan. 12, 2005
Scripps launches HGTVPro.com, the first video-rich online network for builders.
Nov. 17, 2004
Company acquires the Great American Country (GAC) network.
Bureau name change
Washington bureau becomes Scripps Media Center.
Training and education
Dec. 3, 2003
Company establishes the Scripps Academy for Hispanic Journalists.
125th anniversary celebration
Oct. 23, 2003
CEO Kenneth Lowe, chef Emeril Lagasse and Snoopy ring opening bell at NYSE.
Oct. 31, 2002
Scripps acquires controlling interest in the Shop at Home television retailing network.
Sept. 23, 2002
Scripps Howard Foundation partners with Hampton University to open Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton.
Innovative newsprint management
March 28, 2002
Scripps creates Media Procurement Services Inc., a subsidiary company.
Feb. 28, 2002
Company launches Fine Living network of programming.
Western Kentucky expansion
Oct. 31, 2000
Company acquires The Gleaner newspaper in Henderson, Ky.
Florida newspaper added
Sept. 30, 2000
Company acquires Marco Island Eagle.
Aug. 31, 2000
William R. Burleigh retires as CEO; Kenneth W. Lowe is named CEO.
The finer things
May 31, 2000
Company announces plans for fourth cable network, Fine Living.
Treasure Coast strengthened
March 31, 2000
Company acquires The Fort Pierce (Fla.) Tribune, in swap for The Destin (Fla.) Log.
New TV station
Feb. 29, 2000
Company completes acquisition of independent KMCI, Lawrence, Kan.