Scripps Taps Michael Teicher as CRO for National Networks

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Michael Teicher was named chief revenue officer for Scripps' new national networks unit (Image credit: Scripps)

The E.W. Scripps Co. named Michael Teicher, a veteran syndication ad sales executives, as chief revenue officer for its new national television networks business, effective immediately.

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Teicher, most recently executive VP, media sales, at 20th Television, will report to Jonathan Katz, the COO and head of entertainment for the national networks unit, which includes Ion, the Katz Networks and Newsy.

The appointment comes as Scripps quickly staffs the new unit.

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“Michael is one of the industry’s most widely-respected and seasoned sales executives, having successfully brought to market some of the most popular shows on television. As we bring Ion into the fold and combine our networks, his experience positioning top brands and creating unique and powerful marketing solutions for advertising partners across multiple platforms will be a tremendous asset,” said Katz.

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At 20th Television, Teicher handled media sales for the Fox and Debmar Studios syndicated shows including Modern Family, Family Guy, Family Feud and The Wendy Williams Show.

Before that he was executive VP, media sales for Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution. Earlier in his career he had jobs at Turner Broadcasting Sales, Major League Baseball, Replay TV and Harmonic Communications.

Jon Lafayette

Jon has been business editor of Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He focuses on revenue-generating activities, including advertising and distribution, as well as executive intrigue and merger and acquisition activity. Just about any story is fair game, if a dollar sign can make its way into the article. Before B+C, Jon covered the industry for TVWeek, Cable World, Electronic Media, Advertising Age and The New York Post. A native New Yorker, Jon is hiding in plain sight in the suburbs of Chicago.