Broadcast veteran Barry Fulmer will lead the WCPO 9 newsroom as senior director of Local Media content, effective Jan. 18, 2022. Fulmer joins WCPO 9 from WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was vice president of news for 17 years.
Under Fulmer’s leadership, the Louisville station was recognized with numerous journalism awards, including the 2021 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the Breonna Taylor protests.
Prior to his work at WDRB, Fulmer worked at television stations in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and for FOX News.
“His accomplishments speak for themselves,” said Jeff Brogan, vice president & general manager of WCPO 9. “Barry is a leader we need. He’s helped launch innovative digital initiatives that positioned WDRB as a multiplatform news leader, building one of the strongest news brands in our region.”
“I appreciate the opportunity to be part of the rich history of this TV station and the talented people who work there,” Fulmer said.
WCPO 9 advocates for the people of Cincinnati. The news team works every day to help people find deals and avoid scams through its “Don’t Waste Your Money” franchise, which is distributed to stations across the country. The 9 First Warning Weather Team alerts viewers in advance of severe weather tracking storms around-the-clock to keep families safe. The station produces impactful investigations, special reports and award-winning journalism. The station is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company.
About Scripps The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. 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.”
Paul Harper, WCPO 9, 513-917-6192, firstname.lastname@example.org