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Adam Symson

Adam P. Symson

President and CEO, Director since 2017
Prior to becoming CEO in August 2017, Mr. Symson was Scripps’ chief operating officer, overseeing the company’s broadcast TV, radio and digital media divisions.

As chief digital officer from 2011 to 2016, he was responsible for driving the company’s digital transformation, overseeing strategy and execution across product development, content, revenue and marketing for Scripps’ portfolio of web, mobile and over-the-top businesses. He led the company’s efforts to develop new businesses in emerging media through investment and acquisition. He also was responsible for the operations within the Scripps News Washington Bureau.

Prior to this post, Mr. Symson oversaw the operation, content and revenue for the TV division’s interactive businesses. He also spent a year as director of content and marketing for the Scripps interactive media division (which was spun off into Scripps Networks Interactive in 2008). He joined the company’s corporate operation in 2003 as the director of investigations and special projects for the TV group. Shortly after, he was named director of news strategy and operations. He joined Scripps as executive producer of investigations and special projects for KNXV, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Phoenix.