A New Scripps CIO

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The E.W. Scripps Company has appointed veteran media and technology executive Pat Browning to the role of Chief Information Officer.


Browning succeeds Bob Carson, who retired as CIO on April 1.

Browning has held roles at both The E.W. Scripps Company and Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) as a strategy consultant, finance leader, procurement officer and technology executive.

“Pat possesses robust experience in technology and information systems as well as other parts of the media ecosystem,” said Scripps CFO Lisa Knutson. “In addition, his knowledge of Scripps is important for a company with a long history in the industry and a strong reputation for serving our customers, employees and other stakeholders. We are fortunate to have someone of Pat’s caliber leading Scripps’ technology organization.”

From 2008-2019, Browning served in leadership roles at SNI and then Discovery Inc., after it acquired SNI in 2018. He was VP in the office of CIO and corporate systems for seven years and moved up to SVP of digital business systems and strategy. In that role, Browning developed SNI’s global technology and operations strategy; oversaw due diligence and integration efforts for acquisitions; and led technology cloud migration.

He earlier worked at The E.W. Scripps Company as IT finance director.