Scripps Picks Summa To Lead D.C. Bureau I-Team


He served from 2016-2018 as Sr. VP of Content and Programming for Fusion, an English-language MVPD-distributed network owned and operated by Univision Communications.

Now, he’s being called on by The E.W. Scripps Co. to lead its Washington Bureau’s national investigation team as Deputy Bureau Chief.

Taking the newly created role is Keith Summa. According to Scripps, he’ll “chart the editorial strategy and creative vision for the bureau’s investigative journalism while leading its talented team of reporters, producers and photojournalists.”

Summa also will be responsible for helping to direct the bureau’s strategic planning and operations. He reports to Bureau Chief Ellen Weiss.

The bureau produces documentary-style investigative stories in support of Scripps’ 61 local TV stations and its Scripps Networks, including Newsy. It also produces original, investigative serialized podcasts.

“Scripps is a company uniquely committed to journalistic excellence and the Scripps Washington Bureau is a center of that excellence,” said Summa, who led the CBS News Investigative Unit before joining Fusion. “So I’m eager to work with the bureau’s extremely talented team of journalists and producers, as well as the leadership of the Local Media and Scripps Networks divisions, to extend the bureau’s high-impact reporting across the company and across new and emerging television platforms.”

Before joining CBS News, Summa spent 15 years as a producer and writer for ABC News and Peter Jennings Productions.