|Weber Named Publisher, Tomasik Editor of Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers|
CINCINNATI, Jan 09, 2004 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The E. W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has promoted two top executives at its Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Florida to reflect their growing responsibilities leading the region's three Scripps-owned daily newspapers, related community newspapers and other specialty publications.
Thomas E. Weber Jr. has been named publisher and Mark Tomasik has been named editor. The promotions are effective immediately.
Weber, 60, previously was editor and president and Tomasik, 47, was executive editor. The Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers include The Stuart News, Press Journal in Vero Beach and The Tribune in Fort Pierce. The company also publishes two weekly newspapers, the Jupiter Courier and The Sebastian Sun, and operates the TCPalm Web site, which serves the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County. Other publications include the Treasure Coast Business Journal and 50 Plus Lifestyles.
"I have known both of these superior journalists for decades," said Alan M. Horton, senior vice president/newspapers for Scripps. "Tom is wise and experienced and is as knowledgeable about the Treasure Coast as anyone I could imagine; and Mark is right in step with Tom. He is an immensely talented editor who is determined to make the Treasure Coast newspapers even more useful and fun to read."
Weber has worked most of his career with Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, starting as a reporter at The Stuart News when it was still published as a weekly newspaper. Weber is president of the Florida Press Association and has served as president of the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors. He is a past president of the Martin County (Fla.) Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Martin County Community Foundation and the St. Lucie County Economic Development Council boards of directors. He also is a member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army in Martin County.
Weber is a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Michigan executive program.
Tomasik was named executive editor of the Treasure Coast Newspapers in April 2002. As executive editor, Tomasik has been responsible for the day-to- day news operations at all of the Treasure Coast Newspapers.
Before joining the Treasure Coast Newspapers, Tomasik had been managing editor of Scripps Howard News Service in Washington D.C. He joined the news service in 1998 as assistant managing editor/news after serving eight years as sports editor for The Cincinnati Post, which also is a Scripps newspaper.
Tomasik joined Scripps in 1978 as a sports copy editor and sports reporter for The Evansville (Ind.) Press. He left Evansville in 1985 as assistant sports editor to become executive sports editor for The Sun-Tattler in Hollywood, Fla.
Tomasik is a 1978 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he earned a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis on journalism.
The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks, interactive media and television-retailing. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming services and a home shopping network. All of the company's media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.
Scripps Networks brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living. HGTV reaches about 84 million U.S. television households and Food Network can be seen in about 83 million households. Scripps Networks Web sites include FoodNetwork.com, HGTV.com, DIYnetwork.com and fineliving.com. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 33 countries.
The company's home shopping subsidiary, Shop At Home Network, markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers and visitors to the Shop At Home Web site, shopathometv.com. Shop At Home reaches about 45 million full-time equivalent U.S. households.
Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, which is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT.
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