, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Bracco, one of the television industry's most-respected news executives has been named vice president and general manager for KSHB in
Kansas City, Mo.
, 2012. He will hold the same title at KMCI, the sister station of KSHB that is located in
Bracco joins Scripps (NYSE: SSP) from Hearst Television, Inc. where he was vice president of news for the company's station group and was based in
The veteran newsman is remaining loyal to his
roots where he had tremendous success as news director for more than a decade at KMBC, the Hearst station in
"In all of our Scripps markets, we are determined to fulfill our mission to serve our communities with quality journalism across multiple platforms," said
, senior vice president of television for Scripps. "
will provide strong leadership at KSHB. He is vastly qualified to motivate and inspire his staff to become the go-to source for news and investigations in the market. He also will lead the charge for creative sales solutions for current and future customers."
In addition to his expertise in news management, he has experiences working in the journalism field as a managing editor, reporter and anchor in
"With his years of experience in cultivating winning news organizations, his knowledge of the
market and his strong leadership skills, Brian is the ideal candidate for this role," added Lawlor. "He shares the company's commitment to serving the community at the highest level and we're proud to have him join us in our quest to create the best media organization for
Bracco is a past chairman of the ABC news advisory board. He also is a member of the Radio Television News Directors' Association. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the
University of Kansas
) is a leading media enterprise driven to develop and expand its digital strategies, while embracing its rich history in delivering quality journalism through television stations and newspapers. Creative, talented and energetic employees are leading the way at 19 television stations in major cities such as
. The Scripps digital group is growing and gaining momentum with new product offerings, enhancements, and technology that gives customers more options than ever before to find the information and entertainment they crave.