Scripps Names Pat Browning CIO

Beginning April 1, he succeeds the retiring Bob Carson in leading the company’s enterprise technology strategy and operations.

The E.W. Scripps Co. today appointed veteran media and technology executive Pat Browning to the role of chief information officer.

Browning is leading the company’s enterprise technology strategy and operations, effective April 1. He succeeds Bob Carson, who retired as CIO as of April 1.

Browning has held roles at both the E.W. Scripps Co. and Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) as a strategy consultant, finance leader, procurement officer and technology executive, and he brings a well-rounded background, deep media experience and global perspective.

“Pat possesses robust experience in technology and information systems as well as other parts of the media ecosystem,” Scripps CFO Lisa Knutson said. “In addition, his knowledge of Scripps is important for a company with a long history in the industry and a strong reputation for serving our customers, employees and other stakeholders. We are fortunate to have someone of Pat’s caliber leading Scripps’ technology organization.”

From 2008 to 2019, Browning served in leadership roles at SNI and then Discovery Inc., after it acquired SNI in 2018. He was vice president in the office of CIO and corporate systems for seven years and moved up to senior vice president of digital business systems and strategy. In that role, Browning developed SNI’s global technology and operations strategy; oversaw due diligence and integration efforts for acquisitions; and led technology cloud migration.

He earlier worked at E.W. Scripps as IT finance director. Browning helped lead the transition processes in the 2008 spin-off of SNI from Scripps, building technology infrastructure and business process operations necessary for the entities to operate independently. Browning began his career as a strategy and operations consultant for Deloitte.


Browning earned a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and marketing from Miami University and an MBA in finance from Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

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