CINCINNATI, Jan. 9, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- J. Marvin Quin, retired
chief financial officer of Ashland Inc., has been elected by the board of
directors of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) to join the board until he
can stand for election by shareholders at the annual meeting in May 2009.
The board has had just nine members since November. David Moffett, who
initially was elected to the board in 2007, resigned when he became chief
executive officer of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac).
Quin worked for Ashland for 36 years until May 2008. He became treasurer
in 1983 and was promoted to CFO in 1992. During Quin's tenure as CFO, Ashland
transformed itself from a diversified regional petroleum refiner into a
recognized leader in the chemical industry.
"Marvin is an outstanding addition to the Scripps board. He has
demonstrated an ability to navigate in highly competitive markets though a
period of rapid change," said Rich Boehne, president and chief executive
officer of Scripps. "Local media companies are wrestling with similar
challenges to the ones Marvin successfully overcame for the past 16 years at
Ashland. Our shareholders will benefit from the perspective and expertise
he'll bring to the board."
The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse, 130-year-old media enterprise with
interests in television stations, newspapers, local news and information Web
sites, and licensing and syndication. For a full listing of Scripps media
companies and their associated Web sites, visit http://www.scripps.com/.
SOURCE: The E.W. Scripps Company
CONTACT: Tim King, The E.W. Scripps Company, +1-513-977-3732, email@example.com
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