Scripps hires former Fox, CNN exec to lead Newsy

The E. W. Scripps Company has tapped a former Fox Television Stations executive to lead the newsroom at Newsy, the company’s streaming and broadcast television news network. Eric Ludgood joins Newsy after serving as the assistant news director at WAGA-TV (Channel 5), the Fox-owned local station serving Atlanta. He previously worked for another Atlanta station, WGCL (Channel 46), in a similar capacity. Ludgood has spent most of his television news career in the Atlanta metro area, starting as a production manager for NBC affiliate WXIA (Channel 11) in the late 1980s before joining Turner Networks in 1993 as a producer and copy editor for CNN’s global channel CNN International. He spent more than a decade at CNN International, rising to the rank of Vice President before moving to WGCL in 2005. Scripps intends to move the bulk of Newsy’s broadcast … Read more

Philo removes Scripps-owned Newsy

Wallet-friendly streaming service Philo has quietly removed the 24-hour digital news channel Newsy from its lineup.