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The E.W. Scripps Company ( ) is an Americanmarker media conglomerate founded by Edward W. Scripps on November 2, 1878. The company is headquartered inside the Scripps Center in Cincinnati, Ohiomarker, USA.

On October 16, 2007, the company announced that it would separate into two publicly traded companies: The E. W. Scripps Company (newspapers, TV stations, licensing/syndication) and Scripps Networks Interactive (HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living, Great American Country, Shopzilla, uSwitch). The transaction was completed on July 1, 2008 forming Scripps Networks Interactive.

Scripps newspapers

The Company owns and operates newspapers in 14 American markets.Scripps-owned newspapers:

Closed newspapers


Scripps owns the Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, which syndicates several popular comic strips including Peanuts, Dilbert and Marmaduke.


E.W. Scripps' television division currently owns ten television stations in nine markets.

Scripps also previously owned the Shop at Home home-shopping television network, which in turn owned five television stations. On May 22, 2006, Scripps announced that it was to cease operations of the network and intended to sell each of Shop at Home's five owned and operated television stations. Jewelry Television eventually acquired Shop at Home, but Scripps still intended to sell its affiliated stations. On September 26, 2006, Scripps announced that it was selling its Shop at Home TV stations to New York Citymarker-based Multicultural Television for $170 million.

Television stations


** indicates a station built and signed on by E.W. Scripps.

++ indicates stations operated by Belo (who would ultimately purchase the stations outright from Scripps) under time brokerage agreements during the time frame in which Scripps held the stations' licenses. Scripps never held operational control of these stations.

DMA# City of license/Market Station Channel
Owned Since Affiliation Notes
11. Detroitmarker WXYZ-TVmarker 7 / 41 1986 ABC
12. Phoenixmarker KNXV-TVmarker 15 / 56 1985 ABC
14. Tampamarker - St. Petersburgmarker WFTS-TVmarker 28 / 29 1986 ABC
18. Clevelandmarker - Akronmarker WEWSmarker ** 5 / 15 1947 ABC First station to use this owner
27. Baltimoremarker WMAR-TVmarker 2 / 52 1991 ABC
32. Kansas City, Missourimarker KSHB-TVmarker 41 / 42 1977 NBC
Lawrence, Kansasmarker KMCImarker 38 / 36 2001 Independent
33. Cincinnatimarker WCPO-TVmarker ** 9 / 10 1949 ABC Used since launch
38. West Palm Beachmarker WPTV-TVmarker 5 / 55 1961 NBC
61. Tulsa, Oklahomamarker KJRH-TVmarker 2 / 56 1971 NBC

Former Scripps-owned stations

Television stations

DMA# City of license/Market Station Channel
Years owned Affiliation
1. Bridgeport, CTmarker - New York Citymarker WSAH-TVmarker 43 / 42 2002-2007 Independent owned by Multicultural Television
6. San Franciscomarker KCNSmarker 38 / 39 2002-2006 Independent owned by Multicultural Television
7. Lawrencemarker - Boston, MAmarker WMFPmarker 62 / 18 2002-2007 RTV affiliate owned by Multicultural Television
18. Cantonmarker - Cleveland, OHmarker WOAC
(now WRLMmarker)
67 / 47 2002-2006 TCT owned-and-operated (O&O)
26. Wilsonmarker - Raleighmarker - Durham, N.C.marker WRAY-TVmarker 30 / 42 2002-2006 Independent owned by Multicultural Television
(sale to TCT pending)
37. San Antoniomarker KENS-TVmarker ++ 5 / 55 1997 CBS affiliate owned by Belo Corporation
50. Memphismarker WMCT/WMC-TVmarker ** 5 / 52 1948-1993 NBC affiliate owned by Raycom Media

Radio stations

DMA# Market Station Current Ownership
23. Portland, Oregonmarker KUPL-FMmarker-98.5 owned by CBS Radio
(now KCMDmarker)
owned by CBS Radio
24. Baltimoremarker WBSB-FM-104.3
(now WCHH)
owned by Clear Channel Communications
32. Cincinnatimarker WCPO-1230
(now WDBZ)
owned by Radio One
WUBE-FMmarker-105.1 owned by Bonneville International
28. Clevelandmarker WEWS-FM-102.1
(now WDOK)
owned by CBS Radio
37. San Antonio, Texasmarker KENS-1160 ++
(now KRDYmarker)
owned by Disney/ABC Radio
41. Memphismarker WMC-970 owned by Entercom
WMC-FM-99.7 owned by Entercom
63. Knoxville, Tennesseemarker WNOX-990
(now WNML)
owned by Citadel Broadcasting

National Spelling Bee

Scripps also operates the national (US) spelling bee. The final competition is in Washington, DCmarker and broadcast on ESPN and ABC. Lower levels are organized by the school, then county and eventually to the final competition.


Image:Cincinnati-scripps-center.jpg|The Scripps Center in Downtown Cincinnatimarker.

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