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Rich Boehne

Rich Boehne

2018

Rich Boehne started his newspaper career near the bottom rung and climbed all the way to the top. Boehne, a native of Ft. Thomas, sold subscriptions to the Cincinnati Post while a student at Highlands High School. He earned a degree in communications and journalism at Northern Kentucky University. He worked first as a part-time reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, then worked for a group of suburban newspapers before joining the Post as a business reporter and editor. In 1988, he joined the Post’s parent corporation, the E.W. Scripps Co. just before the family-owned newspaper and broadcasting company went public. He rose through the ranks to become president and CEO in 2011. He stepped down in 2017 and remains chairman of the board. He helped co-found the Scripps Leadership Institute and led Scripps through the tumultuous era when news media were undergoing dramatic changes. He serves as a director of the Associated Press, a director of the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank and as chairman of the Board of Regents of NKU. He received the First Amendment Award from the Associated Press, the Outstanding Alumnus Award from NKU as well as its prestigious Lincoln Award.