Scripps Names Brian Joyce GM of Denver ABC Station

By Kevin Eck 

Brian Joyce has been named vice president and general manager of E.W. Scripps Company’s Denver ABC affiliate KMGH.

Joyce has been vice president and general manager of KPAX, Scripps’ CBS affiliate in Missoula, Mont., since January 2021. Before that, he was director of sales at KMGH and at Scripps-owned KGUN in Tucson, Ariz. He has more than 25 years of experience in broadcasting, including positions in news, programming and in sports anchoring and reporting.

“Brian is a newsroom leader with the proven ability to drive meaningful results for station audiences and advertisers while also developing a team culture of empathy and inclusiveness,” said senior vice president of local media Dean Littleton. “He understands the Denver community well through his experience serving it with on-air and sales roles, and I know he’ll be a terrific leader to the Denver7 teams. His career growth across several Scripps stations is a great example of the commitment Scripps is making to employee development and leadership.”


Joyce replaces Littleton, who was promoted to senior vice president of local media at Scripps in early April.

“I’m proud of the work our team at KPAX has accomplished over the last two years, and I know they’ll continue to serve the Western Montana communities well,” said Joyce. “As I return to KMGH, I’m looking forward to learning from the Denver7 team as we explore new ways to connect our audiences with the news and information they need to be informed and engaged.”