Scripps: Boehne-Symson Move Set For Aug. 8

Nearly eight months after announcing that Rich Boehne (far left) would cede the president and CEO roles to Adam Symson, but continue as chairman, E.W. Scripps finally set the date for the transition: Aug. 8.

 

Adam Symson will assume the roles of president and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company on Tuesday, Aug. 8, the company said today.

Outgoing president and CEO Rich Boehne will continue as Scripps chairman.

Scripps said last November that the transition would occur this year, but never put a date on it.

 At the time of the November announcement, Symson, 42, was promoted to chief operating officer, overseeing day-to-day operations of the company’s broadcast TV, digital media and radio divisions.

He joined Scripps in 2002 and held a variety of roles in the television and interactive divisions before being tapped to lead digital operations in 2011.

 “Adam is a terrific leader, motivated by an entrepreneurial drive and a mission-driven commitment to enterprise journalism,” said Boehne. “He steps up to the new role determined to continue — and accelerate — the success of this adventurous 140-year-old company.”

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Boehne, 61, who began his career as a newspaper reporter, has played a significant role in the growth and evolution of Scripps over the past 29 years.

“Most significant has been his deep commitment to public service, setting the tone for employees by his own embrace of the company’s familiar motto: “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

 Boehne, 61, who began his career as a newspaper reporter, has played a significant role in the growth and evolution of Scripps over the past 29 years. He joined the corporate staff in 1988 and became CEO in 2008 after the company spun off its cable networks into Scripps Networks Interactive.