Scripps just purchased three Raycom stations in two markets and assigned new newsroom leaders to all stations.
“The acquisitions of the Waco and Tallahassee stations and those from Cordillera increase the scale of our portfolio and deepen our presence in politically important markets including Florida, Texas and Colorado,” said president of local news Brian Lawlor. “These strong additions to our footprint help advance our strategies to improve margin profile, cash flow and operating performance.”
The acquisition of these three stations brings the total number of stations owned by Scripps to 36. KXXV and KHRD will be the company’s first stations in the state.
Starting today, Matt Brown will serve as vice president and general manager for WTXL. He has been news director for WFTS, the Scripps station in Tampa, Fla. Adam Chase will serve as vice president and general manager for KXXV and KRHD in Waco. He comes from KERO, the Scripps station in Bakersfield, Calif., where he’s been since 2016.