Scripps Completes Merger with Journal Communications

By Kevin Eck 

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E.W. Scripps and Journal Communications have completed the merger of broadcast assets. The two companies have also spun off and merged their newspaper operations into a company called Journal Media Group.

“Beginning today, the platform for our quality journalism and information products is a diverse group of local media brands – television, radio and digital – and we will reach nearly one in five U.S. television households,” said Rich Boehne, Scripps chairman, president and CEO. “We have a big voice that we will continue to use to create and distribute great content and marketing messages that build brand and sales for our advertisers.”

The merger gives Scripps 33 stations in 24 markets, making it one of the biggest independent station groups in the U.S.