Scripps Promotes Boehne to COO and NeCastro to EVP

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By: E&P Staff

E.W. Scripps promoted Richard Boehne to COO and Joseph NeCastro to executive vice president. Boehne has served as executive vice president since 1999 and NeCastro has been senior vice president and CFO since 2002.

In his new role, Boehne will have operating and strategic oversight responsibilities for the entire company. The top managers of each of the operating divisions will report to him.

NeCastro will oversee key administrative functions including corporate development, information technology, investor relations, and corporate communications. He will continue to serve as CFO.

“Scripps is fortunate to have two of our industry’s most talented executives on its senior management team,” said Kenneth Lowe, president and CEO of the company, in a statement. “Rich Boehne and Joe NeCastro are highly regarded by their peers and have been keys to the company’s growth and financial success.”

Boehne, 50, has been a member of the company’s management team since 1988 when he was named manger of investor relations just prior to the company’s initial public stock offering. He was promoted to director of corporate communications and investor relations a year later. He became vice president of the company in 1995. Before joining the corporate staff, Boehne was a business reporter and editor at The Cincinnati Post.

NeCastro, 49, has been a financial manager in the media and communications industry for 25 years. He came to Scripps from Penton Media in Cleveland where he had been CFO. He also has held financial management positions at The Reader’s Digest Association, U.S. News & World Report, and MCI Communications.

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