Scripps News Creating New Longform Unit

Zach Toombs has been promoted to director of longform and will oversee the cable network’s documentary programming.

Ion, Bounce And Scripps News Launch On YouTube TV

The Scripps networks Ion, Bounce and Scripps News will launch on YouTube TV as part of its base service offering this week. As part of the multiyear distribution partnership with Scripps Networks, the national television network division of The E.W. Scripps Co., YouTube TV will also continue its existing carriage of Court TV and has […]


Viewers Embrace Novel News Presentation Modes, But Presenters Themselves Are Key

Behind-the-scenes news leaders and on-air talent shared cutting edge approaches to using emerging presentation technology at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum last week. A key takeaway: No matter the tech, it only takes off with the right talent and tone. Above (l-r): Barry Nash & Co.’s Barry Nash, Scripps News’ Christian Bryant, Gray Television’s Jonathan Saupe, The Weather Channel’s Nora Zimmett and TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp, moderator (Alyssa Wesley photo). Read a full report here and/or watch the video above.


With New Tech, Stations Are Finding Creative, Different Paths To Generate More Content

TV stations are amping up their news sharing, collaboration and archive-mining to fill the ever-growing need for more content, and executives from Scripps, Gray Television, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Fox Television Stations and Dalet shared their most effective methods for doing so in a NewsTECHForum panel on Tuesday. Above, l-r: FTS’ Emily Stone, Dalet’s Stephane Guez, Scripps’ Vanessa Strouse-Kenney, Gray’s Lisa Allen and Sinclair’s Ernie Ensign (Alyssa Wesley photo). Read a full report here and/or watch the video above.

Scripps Adds Two To Leadership Of Scripps News

Steve Turnham promoted to Washington Bureau chief, while Ethan Nelson is named head of Court TV prior to Jan. 1 launch.

NewsTECHForum: Reinventing News Presentation And Presenters

Anchors and news executives from The Weather Channel, Newsy/Scripps News and Gray Television’s Hawaii News Now look at the changing role of the news presenter and presentation technology in a multimedia ecosystem in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum on Dec. 13 at the New York Hilton. Register here.


In Newsy — Now Scripps News — An Alternative To Cable News’ ‘Talk Radio’ Leanings

E.W. Scripps, TVNewsCheck’s Station Group of the Year, has made a big gamble with Newsy, its national news network (rebranding as Scripps News on Jan. 1, 2023) that made the leap from a digital pureplay to an OTA-distributed service. Its nonpartisan, boots-on-the-ground reporting approach may offer a path back to consumer trust for TV news. Above, Alex Livingston on set. This is the third installment of a three-part series. Part one appeared Monday here and part two ran on Tuesday here.

From Newsy To Scripps News: A Reboot Of A Reboot?

The E.W. Scripps Co. said Thursday its Newsy brand would get a new name, Scripps News, under a newly formed national news division. Having just rebooted and widely expanded its distribution with OTA last October, is an overhaul in the offing once more for Newsy?

Scripps News To Debut On Jan. 1

It will rebrand its Newsy network and combine it with the resources of the Scripps Washington Bureau and Local Media national news desk, to form a national news division.