Scripps News To Partner With ProPublica On Original Investigative Journalism

The journalism will be shown on air and across Scripps News and ProPublica digital platforms. Scripps News will also feature ProPublica reporters on local and national programming regularly to highlight the organization’s original reporting.

Scripps News, the national network owned by The E.W. Scripps Co., will partner with the independent nonprofit newsroom ProPublica to produce in-depth investigations on issues impacting people across the country.

The journalism will be shown on air and across Scripps News and ProPublica digital platforms. Scripps News will also feature ProPublica reporters on local and national programming regularly to highlight the organization’s original reporting.

“This partnership reaffirms our commitment to strong investigative reporting that holds the powerful to account,” said Brian Donlon, Scripps News’ senior director of live news. “The expertise of both award-winning investigative teams will give us more ways to help shine a light on abuse of power, corruption and injustice.”

Scripps News and ProPublica have worked together previously. In March, a Michigan lawmaker introduced new legislation addressing issues raised in a Scripps News and ProPublica joint investigation into the insurance company that denied a man coverage of cancer treatment, despite Michigan’s decades-old requirement that state health plans cover drugs for cancer.

ProPublica journalists regularly appear on Scripps News television programs to discuss their reporting and its impact. In September 2023, Scripps News anchor Rob Nelson interviewed ProPublica reporter Joshua Kaplan about his Pulitzer Prize winning Friends of the Court series, which “uncovered the biggest ethics scandal to hit the Supreme Court in the modern era.”

“Our collaboration with Scripps News has already led to local impact, which is at the heart of ProPublica’s mission,” said Tyson Evans, ProPublica’s chief product and brand officer. “We are excited to produce new investigative stories in the public interest alongside their team as well have the opportunity to share our own reporting with their trusted audiences all over the country.”

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