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E.W. Scripps promotes Lisa Knutson to permanent CFO

E.W. ScrippsThe E.W. Scripps Company, a media company, has appointed its chief strategy officer Lisa Knutson as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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Ms. Knutson has been serving as interim CFO since the departure of Tim Wesolowski in early October.

Prior to coming to Scripps in 2005, Ms. Knutson had worked most of her career at Fifth Third Bank and at Arthur Anderson.

A certified public accountant, she has a bachelor's in accountancy from Miami University.

The company also has promoted its controller and treasurer, Doug Lyons, to senior vice president, controller and treasurer.

Mr. Lyons has led the company's accounting operations since the 2008 spinoff of SNI, including the centralization of accounting and finance operations.

Most recently, he led the refinancing of the company's borrowings and financing for the Katz acquisition this summer.

Mr. Lyons joined Scripps in 1985 as assistant controller, and prior to his current role also served as director of financial reporting and vice president of finance and administration for the Interactive Media Division.

Prior to joining Scripps, Mr. Lyons was an audit manager for Deloitte.

He graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and serves as a member of its School of Business Advisory Council.

Mr. Lyons is a certified public accountant.



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