The E.W. Scripps Company is an American media conglomerate founded by Edward W. Scripps on November 2, 1878, originally known as the Cleveland Penny Press. The company is headquartered inside the Scripps Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Scripps newspapersEdit

Scripps-owned television stationsEdit

There are a total of 15 television stations that E W Scripps own. 10 of them are in direct ownership of the company and the other remaining 5 through its prior ownership of the Shop at Home Television Network. On May 22, 2006, Scripps announced that it was to cease the operations of the network and intends to sell each of Shop at Home's 5 owned and operated television stations. Jewelry Television eventually acquired Shop at Home, but Scripps still intend on selling its affiliated stations. [1] Just confirmed on September 26, 2006, Scripps announced that it is selling its Shop at Home TV stations to Multicultural Television of New York City for $170 million. [2]

Current DMA# Market Station ... Channel
Number (DT)
Year Acquired Current Affiliation Notes
5. San Francisco - Oakland -
San Jose
KCNS 38 (39) 1998 Shop at Home /
Jewelry TV
Sale to Multicultural Television pending.
7. Lawrence - Boston WMFP 62 (18)  ??? Shop at Home /
Jewelry TV
Sale to Multicultural Television pending.
11. Detroit - Windsor WXYZ-TV 7 (41) 1986 ABC Was an ABC O&O prior 1986.
12. Tampa - St. Petersburg WFTS-TV 28 (29) 1986 ABC Was owned by Capital Cities prior to
13. Phoenix KNXV-TV 15 (56) 1985 ABC
17. Cleveland - Akron - Canton WEWS-TV 5 (15) 1947 ABC Founded as the company's flagship
WOAC 67 (47)  ??? Shop at Home /
Jewelry TV
Sale to Multicultural Television pending.
24. Baltimore WMAR-TV 2 (52) 1991 ABC Was owned by Gillett Communications
prior to 1991.
28. Bridgeport - Hartford -
New Haven
WSAH 43 (42) 1999 Shop at Home /
Jewelry TV
Also serves the #1 New York City market.
Sale to Multicultural Television pending.
29. Wilson - Raleigh -
Durham - Fayetteville
WRAY-TV 30 (42)  ??? Shop at Home /
Jewelry TV
Sale to Multicultural Television pending.
31. Lawrence - Kansas City KSHB-TV 41 (42) 1977 NBC /
Held a Local Marketing Agreement with
KMCI prior to 2001.
KMCI 38 (36) 2001 Independent Was previously controlled by KSHB-TV
under a Local Marketing Agreement
before Scripps acquired the station
outright in 2001.
33. Cincinnati WCPO-TV 9 (10) 1949 ABC Named after the Cincinnati Post
38. West Palm Beach -
Fort Pierce
WPTV-TV 5 (55) 1961 NBC
62. Tulsa KJRH 2 (56) 1971 NBC /
Named after former Scripps chairman
Jack R. Howard.

Scripps was also the founder and original owner of WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee when the station began its broadcast operation on December 11, 1948. Scripps later sold the station to Ellis Communications in 1993, which became part of Raycom Media in 1996 following a merger.

Scripps also owned KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas for three months in 1997, before swapping it to Belo for a majority stake in the Food Network in December of that year.

At one point the company had also owned five radio stations in Memphis, Cincinnati, Knoxville, Tennessee and Portland, Oregon.

Scripps-owned cable television networksEdit

National Spelling BeeEdit

Scripps also operates the national (US) spelling bee. The final competition is in Washington, DC and broadcast on ESPN and ABC. Lower levels are organized by the school, then county and eventually to the final competition.

Other referencesEdit

External linksEdit

Scripps-owned online propertiesEdit

Credit and categoriesEdit

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