E.W. Scripps named a new executive producer for its pop-culture news series The List. The new hire is Tracy Mazeur, who will begin her new job July 5. She comes from the world of unscripted television where she has been a producer onThe Bachelor, The Bachelorette, The Biggest Loser, Deal or No Deal, Rachael Ray, Little People Big World, Long Lost […]
He joins the station group from KMOV St. Louis, where he has been executive news director and creative services director since 2007
Increases in national and local spot, plus higher retrans and digital revenue help offset the expected shortfall in political dollars.
For all of 4Q, Scripps is projecting that TV revenues will be up about 80% from a year ago. Excluding the four stations it acquired from McGraw-Hill not quite a year ago, that gain is put at 35%-40%. SVP-television Brian Lawlor told analysts “it’s still really early,” adding that a lot of advertisers had been sitting on the sidelines until Election Day passed. December will be the first pure month without a political influence. We will be up year-to-year in our spot business in December.”
The hour-long RightThisMinute that combines on-air journalism with the interactivity of social media, using the Internet, mobile, social media and citizen journalists will debut on select stations this fall with plans for national distribution in 2012.