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scripps.com

Investments

12

Portfolio Exits

12

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

3

About The E.W. Scripps Company

Scripps is a media enterprise driven to develop and expand its digital strategies including social gaming, while embracing its rich history in delivering quality journalism and creating valuable marketing environments. It serves communities through television stations, newspapers and Scripps Howard News Service, and enriches the lives and vocabularies of students through the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Creative, talented and energetic employees are leading the way at 19 television stations in major cities such as Denver, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Tampa. They are serving communities with impactful story-telling, investigations and interactive outreach through newspapers in 13 markets. The Scripps digital group is growing and gaining momentum with new product offerings, enhancements, and technology that give customers more options than ever before to find the information and entertainment they crave.

Headquarters Location

312 Walnut Street 2800

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202,

United States

513-977-3000

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Latest The E.W. Scripps Company News

Keisha Taylor Starr named as Scripps' new chief marketing officer

Jan 24, 2023

News provided by Share this article Share this article CINCINNATI, Jan. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- A year after being hired as chief marketing officer for the Scripps Networks division, Keisha Taylor Starr has been named chief marketing officer for The E.W. Scripps Company (Nasdaq: SSP ) – a newly created position – and has joined the senior leadership team. Taylor Starr has led marketing strategies for Scripps' national networks, including the rebranding of Scripps News from Newsy, which took effect Jan. 1. Keisha Taylor Starr has been named chief marketing officer of The E.W. Scripps Company – a newly created position – and has joined the company’s senior leadership team. "Keisha's experience in news, sports and entertainment verticals makes her the ideal chief marketing officer for our company at this pivotal moment," said Adam Symson, Scripps president and CEO. "Now, as we focus our company resources even more on these enduringly popular content categories across all TV viewing platforms, Keisha will be charged with raising the visibility of the Scripps company's family of brands with audiences and advertisers." Before joining Scripps, Taylor Starr served as senior vice president of marketing and public relations for the digital news outlet The Recount. Before that, as senior VP of integrated marketing at Learfield IMG College, she oversaw all marketing, including graphic design, research and analytics, client insights and innovation and events at the sports marketing agency. Taylor Starr spent a decade with WarnerMedia (formerly Turner Broadcasting), leading award-winning teams across entertainment (TNT/tbs) and news (CNN) networks. "There is tremendous energy throughout Scripps – we are constantly reinventing ourselves," Taylor Starr said. "But our one constant is community, and as a marketer, I feel privileged that I will be able to help our local stations, our national networks, the Scripps National Spelling Bee and the Scripps Howard Fund tell our stories to the many geographic and demographic communities we serve." Taylor Starr will be based in Atlanta and report to Lisa Knutson, who was recently promoted to chief operating officer. Taylor Starr holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications/media studies from Hampton University. Media contact: Michael Perry, (513) 259-4718, [email protected] About Scripps The E.W. Scripps Company  (NASDAQ: SSP ) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation's largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through national news outlets Court TV and Scripps News and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Defy TV, Grit, ION Mystery, Laff and TrueReal. Scripps is the nation's largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way." SOURCE The E.W. Scripps Company ×

The E.W. Scripps Company Investments

12 Investments

The E.W. Scripps Company has made 12 investments. Their latest investment was in Misfits Gaming as part of their Corporate Minority on September 9, 2021.

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The E.W. Scripps Company Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/23/2021

Corporate Minority

Misfits Gaming

$35M

Yes

10

8/25/2015

Seed - II

Cintric

$0.62M

Yes

The E.W. Scripps Company, and Undisclosed Investors

2

7/20/2015

Seed

Besomebody

$1M

No

Fred Tillman, The E.W. Scripps Company, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

2

6/12/2014

Corporate Minority

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$99M

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10

4/28/2014

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

9/23/2021

8/25/2015

7/20/2015

6/12/2014

4/28/2014

Round

Corporate Minority

Seed - II

Seed

Corporate Minority

Series B

Company

Misfits Gaming

Cintric

Besomebody

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Amount

$35M

$0.62M

$1M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

The E.W. Scripps Company, and Undisclosed Investors

Fred Tillman, The E.W. Scripps Company, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

10

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The E.W. Scripps Company Portfolio Exits

12 Portfolio Exits

The E.W. Scripps Company has 12 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Triton Digital on February 17, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

2/17/2021

Acquired - III

$99M

7

7/7/2020

Acquired - III

$99M

18

3/6/2018

Acq - P2P

Scripps Networks Interactive

$99M

27

7/11/2017

Acquired

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$99M

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10

6/9/2017

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

2/17/2021

7/7/2020

3/6/2018

7/11/2017

6/9/2017

Exit

Acquired - III

Acquired - III

Acq - P2P

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

Scripps Networks Interactive

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

7

18

27

10

10

The E.W. Scripps Company Acquisitions

12 Acquisitions

The E.W. Scripps Company acquired 12 companies. Their latest acquisition was ION Media on September 24, 2020.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

9/24/2020

Private Equity

$99M

Acquired

2

10/17/2018

$99M

Acquired - II

4

8/21/2018

$99M

Acquired Unit

1

6/6/2016

Series D

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$99M

$99M

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10

4/12/2016

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$99M

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10

Date

9/24/2020

10/17/2018

8/21/2018

6/6/2016

4/12/2016

Investment Stage

Private Equity

Series D

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$99M

Note

Acquired

Acquired - II

Acquired Unit

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Sources

2

4

1

10

10

The E.W. Scripps Company Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

The E.W. Scripps Company has 10 strategic partners and customers. The E.W. Scripps Company recently partnered with Magnite on May 5, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

5/18/2021

Vendor

United States

Scripps Selects Magnite as Preferred CTV SSP

NEW YORK , May 18 , 2021 -- Magnite , the world 's largest independent omnichannel sell-side advertising platform , today announced The E.W. Scripps Company has selected Magnite to serve as the company 's preferred sell-side platform across its connected TV inventory .

1

5/18/2021

Licensor

United States

10:30 ET Scripps collaborates with Amazon Advertising to bring Amazon's premium OTT offerings to local businesses

`` Scripps Networks ' collaboration with Amazon underscores our commitment to help local advertisers engage hard-to-reach consumers and extend the value of their media investment , '' said Missy Evenson , vice president of sales for Scripps Networks .

2

9/8/2020

Licensee

United States

2

6/15/2020

Licensee

Netherlands

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10

4/9/2020

Vendor

United States

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10

Date

5/18/2021

5/18/2021

9/8/2020

6/15/2020

4/9/2020

Type

Vendor

Licensor

Licensee

Licensee

Vendor

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

United States

Netherlands

United States

News Snippet

Scripps Selects Magnite as Preferred CTV SSP

NEW YORK , May 18 , 2021 -- Magnite , the world 's largest independent omnichannel sell-side advertising platform , today announced The E.W. Scripps Company has selected Magnite to serve as the company 's preferred sell-side platform across its connected TV inventory .

10:30 ET Scripps collaborates with Amazon Advertising to bring Amazon's premium OTT offerings to local businesses

`` Scripps Networks ' collaboration with Amazon underscores our commitment to help local advertisers engage hard-to-reach consumers and extend the value of their media investment , '' said Missy Evenson , vice president of sales for Scripps Networks .

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The E.W. Scripps Company Service Providers

7 Service Providers

The E.W. Scripps Company has 7 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

BakerHostetler

Acquired

Other

General Counsel

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Service Provider

BakerHostetler

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Associated Rounds

Acquired

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Provider Type

Other

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The E.W. Scripps Company Team

4 Team Members

The E.W. Scripps Company has 4 team members, including former Chief Executive Officer, President, Al Manzi.

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Work History

Title

Status

Al Manzi

Chief Executive Officer, President

Former

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Al Manzi

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Work History

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Chief Executive Officer, President

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