Lisa Knutson

E.W. Scripps has named Lisa Knutson as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer.

“Lisa has been an instrumental player on our management team for more than a decade,” said Scripps president and CEO Adam Symson. “She served in key roles during the spinoff of Scripps Networks Interactive and the double-spin, double-merge transaction with the former Journal Communications that divested Scripps of newspapers and doubled our broadcast holdings.”

The company also has promoted its controller and treasurer, Doug Lyons, to senior vice president, controller and treasurer.

Knutson will step into the role after filling the position since the former CFO, Tim Wesolowski ,left in early October.

Knutson was appointed chief strategy officer in August. She has since added corporate development to her prior responsibilities as chief administrative officer where she led enterprise-wide strategic planning, consumer insights, human resources, information technology and corporate communications-investor relations.

Scripps owns and operates WXYZ-TV/WMYD-TV in Detroit as well as WSYM-TV in Lansing.

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