Scripps announces upcoming changes to the board of directors

Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company today announced a number of changes to the composition of the board of directors that will be elected at the annual meeting of shareholders on May 1, 2013.

Nackey E. ScagliottiNackey E. Scagliotti, a great-granddaughter of the founder, a director since 1999 and the chair since 2008, has notified the board that she will retire from service as a director after the annual meeting and will not stand for re-election.

The board’s nominating committee has recommended that Rich Boehne, who has been the chief executive officer and a director since 2008, replace Ms. Scagliotti as the board’s chair. With the CEO serving as chair, the board will select a lead independent director from among the directors elected in May.

Rich BoehneThe board also announced that Kelly Conlin, the chairman and chief executive officer of NameMedia, has been nominated as a director and will stand for election by the Common Voting shareholders at the May 1 meeting. NameMedia is a privately held company that operates a global e-commerce platform for the buying and selling of domain names. The company also manages a portfolio of nearly one million domain names.