Scripps In Search Of A New CFO


The E.W. Scripps Company today announced that it launched a search for a new Chief Financial Officer following the Oct. 2, 2017 departure of Timothy M. Wesolowski, who served as EVP/CFO of the company since August 2011.

Scripps intends to enter into a separation agreement with Wesolowski to reflect his entitlement to certain benefits under Scripps’ Amended and Restated Executive Severance Plan.

On word of Wesolowski’s exit, Scripps immediately moved to give interim CFO duties to Lisa Knutson.

Knutson joined Scripps in 2005 and held a variety of roles before taking over the role of EVP and Chief Strategy Officer.

Prior to 2017, Knutson served as SVP/Chief Administrative Officer of human resources, where she managed company-wide functions including human resources, information technology, outsourcing governance, project management, corporate communications and The Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Knutson also served as the SVP of Human Resources.

Prior to coming to Scripps in 2005, she had worked most of her career at Fifth Third Bank and at Arthur Anderson, where she developed and oversaw an operating and sales budget for a $105 million multi-office practice and human resources and staffing across nine locations.