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New E.W. Scripps Co. vice presidents, executives named by new CEO Adam Symson

Posted: 10:42 AM, Aug 23, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-24 11:27:41-04
New E.W. Scripps Co. vice presidents, executives named by new CEO Adam Symson

CINCINNATI -- The E.W. Scripps Co.'s new CEO announced five changes in executive leadership Wednesday morning.

Adam Symson, who succeeded Rich Boehne as Scripps CEO after Boehne's retirement, took the reins Aug. 8. Symson was previously chief operating officer and oversaw Scripps' television, radio and digital media divisions.

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Symson announced the following changes:

Brian Lawlor, former senior vice president for broadcast, is now president of local media, according to a Scripps news release. He will oversee Scripps' 33 television stations, 34 radio stations and the stations' local digital operations. He'll also oversee four Katz multicast networks following an acquisition expected to be complete Oct. 2.

Laura Tomlin, former vice president of digital operations, is now senior vice president of national media. Tomlin is responsible for operations of Newsy, Midroll, Stitcher, Cracked, SimpleMost and the Scripps Washington Bureau's reporting team and podcast production.

Lisa Knutson, former senior vice president and chief administrative officer, is now an executive vice president and chief strategy officer. She will take over corporate development in addition to her current role, according to a news release.

Tim Wesolowski, former senior vice president and chief administrative officer, is now an executive vice president.

William Appleton, former senior vice president and general counsel, is now an executive vice president.