Scripps Names Execs

Bill Freeman retires.
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E.W. Scripps

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named Robin Davis controller for its newspaper division and Dell Campbell director of circulation operations.

The Cincinnati-based publisher said Davis, 36, was assistant controller. She will become controller of the newspaper division Wednesday after the long-planned departure of Bill Freeman, who retires after more than 30 years with the company.

Campbell, 63, most recently was CEO of STL Distribution, which handles the distribution of numerous publications, including

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

.

"Robin Davis and Dell Campbell have exactly the kind of leadership skills Scripps needs as our newspapers seek bold and innovative approaches to today's competitive media marketplace," said Mark Contreras, the company's vice president of newspaper operations. "Their experience, combined with our shared commitment to the autonomy of local newspapers, makes them powerful allies as our publishers pursue strategies to grow their print and online market share.

"We also want to thank Bill Freeman for the hard work and dedication he has provided to the company for more than 30 years. He has made significant contributions to the company over the past three decades and we are all very grateful."

On Tuesday, Scripps shares fell 8 cents to $48.24.