Adam P. Symson
Born1974 (age 49–50)
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles
OccupationMedia executive
TitlePresident, Chief Executive Officer
SpouseSherri Symson
Children2 daughters

Adam P. Symson (born 1974) is an American media executive. He serves as the president and chief executive officer of the E. W. Scripps Company, a mass media corporation listed on the NASDAQ.

Early life

Symson was born in 1974.[1] He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a bachelor's degree in Communications.[1]


Symson began his career as an investigative producer for two television stations owned by CBS: WBBM-TV and KCBS-TV.[1] He joined the E. W. Scripps Company in 2002.[2] He first worked for KNXV-TV, and he was chief digital officer from 2011 to 2016, followed by chief operating officer from November 2016 to August 8, 2017.[1][2][3]

Symson succeeded Rich Boehne as chief executive officer on August 8, 2017.[4] He was also appointed to its board of directors in 2017.[4] As CEO, he has focused transforming the company by reducing payroll, selling radio stations, expanding into national media and purchasing more local television stations.[5] He earned over $3.4 million in 2018.[6][7]

Personal life

With his wife Sherri, Symson has two daughters, Logan and Hannah.[3] He serves on the boards of directors for Cincinnati's Holocaust & Humanity Center, the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Ew Scripps Co/The-A (SSP:NASDAQ): Adam P. Symson". Bloomberg. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Tweh, Bowdeya (November 10, 2016). "Scripps, AdvancePierre making changes at top". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved March 15, 2019 – via
  3. ^ a b c "Adam Symson". E.W. Scripps Company. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Board of Directors: Richard A. Boehne". E. W. Scripps Company. p. 14A-15A. Retrieved March 15, 2019 – via
  5. ^ Watkins, Steve (January 25, 2018). "Scripps cuts dozens of Cincinnati jobs, selling radio stations". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  6. ^ Watkins, Steve (March 1, 2018). "Scripps reveals new CEO's pay". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  7. ^ Pizzigati, Sam. "A Media Mogul's Noble Challenge to Moguldom". Institute for Policy Studies. Retrieved March 15, 2019.