Rich Boehne To Retire As Scripps Pres./CEO, Adam Symson Upped To COO
November 9, 2016 at 7:04 AM (PT)
THE E.W. SCRIPPS CO. Pres./CEO RICH BOEHNE has announced his intention to retire from those posts, effective during the second half of 2017. Chief Digital Officer ADAM SYMSON will be upped to COO, reporting to BOEHNE, and is expected to become CEO upon BOEHNE's retirement. BOEHNE has been Pres./CEO of the company since 2008 and Chairman of the Board since 2013; he will remain Chairman after he exits the President and CEO posts. SYMSON joined SCRIPPS in 2002 and took over the digital operations in 2011.
"ADAM has demonstrated the leadership and entrepreneurial skills critical for the continued long-term success of the SCRIPPS enterprise," said BOEHNE. "In this media environment, where opportunities and challenges develop at an ever-accelerating pace, he has shown his ability to build successful media brands. Having spent more than half of his career in broadcast television, including as an investigative journalist and a news strategist for SCRIPPS, ADAM is driven by our company's mission and our vision of creating a better-informed world. His deep experience as a broadcaster, a builder of digital media brands, and a discerning leader will serve our employees, our customers, and our owners exceptionally well."