Discovery Shakes Up Management Team as Scripps Merger Nears Finish Line

Kathleen Finch will oversee 12 networks, while Jon Steinlauf heads up U.S. ad sales

Scripps’ execs Kathleen Finch and Jon Steinlauf will take on major roles in the combined company, while Discovery president Rich Ross is leaving. Sources: Getty Images

As the Discovery Communications-Scripps Networks Interactive merger reaches the finish line, Discovery is shaking up its management team, putting key Scripps execs in charge of the combined company as it unveiled its new leadership structure.

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