Scripps CEO Rich Boehne to retire in 2017
Mr. Boehne has been president and CEO since 2008 and was elected chairman of the board in 2013. The board anticipates Mr. Boehne will continue as its chairman following the transition later next year.
The company has appointed chief digital officer Adam Symson to the new position of COO.
Mr. Symson joined the Scripps TV division in 2002 and has held a variety of roles before taking over the company’s digital operations in 2011.
Prior to 2011, Mr. Symson ran operations, content and revenue for the TV division’s interactive businesses.
He also spent a year as director of content and marketing for the Scripps Interactive media division, which was spun off into Scripps Networks Interactive in 2008.
He has served as director of investigations and special projects and director of news strategy and operations for the Scripps corporate television group.
Mr. Symson joined Scripps as executive producer of investigations and special projects for Scripps affiliate KNXV in Phoenix in 2002.
He also has worked for CBS stations WBBM in Chicago and KCBS in Los Angeles and as an independent producer for CBS News and NBC News.
Mr. Symson has a bachelor’s in communication from the University of California, Los Angeles.