(AP) The E.W. Scripps Co. has hired Joseph G. NeCastro, a 20-year veteran in media financial management, as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Effective May 3, he will succeed Daniel J. Castellini, who retired March 31 after 31 years with Scripps, the company said Monday.
NeCastro, 45, has been chief financial officer at Penton Media Inc. in Cleveland since 1998 and previously worked at The Reader’s Digest Association Inc., U.S. News & World Report, and MCI Communications Corp. He became vice president of finance for Reader’s Digest USA and was director of finance and then vice president and treasurer for six years at U.S. News & World Report.
NeCastro helped execute Penton’s spinoff from Pittway Corp. and initial stock offering, as well as more than 20 acquisitions. Penton publishes trade magazines and produces trade shows and conferences worldwide.
Scripps, based in Cincinnati, operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast television stations, and four cable television channels. Its businesses also include Scripps Howard News Service; United Media, which licenses and syndicates the “Peanuts” and “Dilbert” comic strips; and 31 Web sites.
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