It’s been quite the 12 months for The E.W. Scripps Co. Its reborn Court TV attracted a huge segment of viewers seeking gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial. It completed its merger with West Palm Beach-based ION Media, consolidating the companies’ digital multicast networks. On the final day of Q1 2021, it completed the sale of Triton to iHeartMedia.
These actions were just some of the catalysts that helped Scripps meet or exceed its guidance “by every measure,” President/CEO Adam Symson said as he opened the company’s first quarter earnings call on Friday.