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Adam P. Symson
President and CEO, The E.W. Scripps Company, Director since 2017

Mr. Symson was promoted from chief digital officer to chief operating officer of Scripps in November 2016. Prior to his promotion to his new role, he was responsible for Scripps’ digital businesses in 24 Scripps local markets and nationally, at Newsy, Midroll and Cracked. He oversaw the strategy and execution across product development, content, revenue and marketing for Scripps' portfolio of web, mobile and over-the-top businesses. He was responsible for leading the company’s efforts to develop new businesses in emerging media through investment and acquisition.

Prior to this post, he oversaw the operation, 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 joined the company’s corporate operation in 2003 as the director of investigations and special projects for the TV group. Shortly after, he was named director of news strategy and operations. He joined Scripps as executive producer of investigations and special projects for KNXV, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Phoenix.