The multimedia company will be honored with the association’s Distinguished Service Award on April 16 during the opening session of this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The National Association of Broadcasters announced today that The E.W. Scripps Co. will receive the NAB Distinguished Service Award during the 2012 NAB Show. The award will be accepted by Scripps President-CEO Rich Boehne at the opening keynote session on April 16 in Las Vegas.
“A media pioneer since the 1800s, the Scripps Co. is held in the industry’s highest esteem,” said NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith. “In recognition of the company’s commitment to excellence, innovation and outstanding service to local communities, we are proud to present Scripps with the Distinguished Service Award whose recipients are among broadcasting’s most respected leaders.”
Each year the NAB Distinguished Service Award recognizes members of the broadcast community who have made significant and lasting contributions to the broadcasting industry. Previous award recipients include Michael J. Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, President Ronald Reagan, Edward R. Murrow, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite, Oprah Winfrey and Charles Osgood, among others.
“Scripps is humbled to receive the most prestigious and coveted honor the broadcasting industry can bestow,” said Boehne. “Only one other company in the storied history of the Distinguished Service Award has had the privilege of joining the ranks of the industry’s greatest names. On behalf of the Scripps family and the thousands of Scripps employees who constantly find innovative ways to make their communities better places to live, I express our deepest appreciation to the NAB for this remarkable recognition.”
The company’s portfolio of locally focused media properties includes: 19 TV stations (10 ABC affiliates, three NBC affiliates, five Azteca America affiliates and one independent); daily and community newspapers in 13 markets, and the Washington, D.C.-based Scripps Media Center, home of the Scripps Howard News Service.