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New Scripps CEO takes helm in August

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Posted at 9:05 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 21:05:30-04

The E.W. Scripps Company, parent company of this station, has announced that Adam Symson, 42, will become the company's CEO on August 8 replacing current CEO Rich Boehne.

After leading the company's digital division for five years, Symson was named as Scripps' Chief Operating Officer in November, overseeing day-to-day operations. Symson has been employed with Scripps since 2002. 

Although Boehne is stepping away as CEO after a decade on the job, he will continue to chair Scripps' Board of Directors. 

“Adam is a terrific leader, motivated by an entrepreneurial drive and a mission-driven commitment to enterprise journalism,” said Boehne. “He steps up to the new role determined to continue — and accelerate — the success of this adventurous 140-year-old company.”