Scripps Hires New Strategy, Development VP

Most recently, Robert Kalutkiewicz was responsible for mergers and acquisitions at Tronc. Now he will oversee Scripps’ growth strategy and identify, develop and evaluate national media investment, acquisition and partnership opportunities.

Veteran corporate strategy leader Robert Kalutkiewicz has joined The E.W. Scripps Co. as vice president of strategy, new business and corporate development, effective Aug. 6.

Kalutkiewicz is responsible for helping to develop and execute the company’s growth strategy and identifying, developing and evaluating investment, acquisition and partnership opportunities in the national media marketplace.

Kalutkiewicz joins Scripps with more than 15 years of experience in media, investment banking and private equity. Most recently, he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions at Tronc, formerly Tribune Publishing, led corporate growth strategy for Wasserman Media Group and helped accelerate the growth for Sony Pictures Entertainment and Disney Interactive.

Over his career, Kalutkiewicz has helped lead media deals totaling more than $10 billion and brings in-depth knowledge about the intersection of new media, tech and entertainment.

Kalutkiewicz will help Scripps explore opportunities to grow its national media footprint and strengthen its portfolio of brands that build upon the company’s journalistic tradition, said Scripps’ EVP-CFO Lisa Knutson.

“Scripps’ growth strategy includes developing our existing portfolio of local and national media brands and identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to launch new businesses consistent with the Scripps mission of creating a better informed world,” Knutson said. “With his experience in deal execution and strategy within the media industry, Robert will be instrumental to that plan.”


Kalutkiewicz earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boston College and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business with an emphasis on media entertainment.

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DIS says:

August 14, 2018 at 7:25 pm

Wow, great report except for the fact that who he replaces or who he reports to is missing – which makes this nothing more than a press release.