Scripps Names Vanessa Strouse Head of Digital for Newsy, Court TV

By A.J. Katz 

Scripps Networks has named longtime news executive Vanessa Strouse to the role of vp and head of digital for Newsy and Court TV.

Strouse, who steps into the role on Monday, will be responsible for the overall digital and social media strategies for the news group. She will report to Scripps Networks news chief Kate O’Brian.

“Vanessa has more than two decades of experience building brands and growing audiences,” O’Brian said in a statement. “She will be an integral part of the Scripps Networks News Group, leading the digital team to develop new methods of connecting with our audiences through our digital and social media platforms.”


Prior to joining Scripps, Strouse spent four years at Yahoo, most recently serving as vp and head of audience development and content strategy. In that role, Strouse oversaw content development, distribution strategy and audience acquisition for Yahoo Finance, Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Entertainment and more.

Strouse led operations for Yahoo Finance in 2018, launching live programming and leading the OTT and linear distribution strategy for Yahoo Finance Live.

She spent a decade at Fox Business prior to her stint at Yahoo Finance, helping to launch FBN in 2007, hiring teams and launching 14 shows in four months.

Earlier in her career, Strouse led the graphics team at MSNBC and worked as a producer for CNBC, covering a wide variety of stories.