Scripps News

Scripps News is an American news network that was branded as "Newsy" through the end of 2022. Originally a "re-packager" of news, a typical one- or two-minute Newsy segment would cover a story with clips from local news stations, national broadcasters, print media, and web outlets. After being purchased by the E. W. Scripps Company in 2014, Newsy has evolved into a full-fledged news organization that is headquartered in Atlanta, with journalists also operating out of bureaus in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Missoula, Nashville, New York, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, and Tulsa. In addition, the Scripps News Washington Bureau covers the capital and produces investigative and enterprise stories[1].

On Roku, the Scripps News channel carries the same free 24/7 live broadcast that you'll find on over-the-air Scripps News stations and on streaming services such as Pluto TV. Shows include the following (all descriptions courtesy of Scripps News):

  • Scripps News Live - A live look at news events with up-to-the-minute coverage of the biggest news stories that will shape tomorrow's conversations, delivered with context and on-the-ground reporting.
  • Afternoon Focus - The show celebrates people making a positive impact in their communities, with stories of hope, resilience and innovation.
  • Evening Debrief - This weeknight broadcast focuses on the national and international headlines of the day with thoughtful and compelling reporting with a focus on giving viewers the "why" factor with each story.
  • Scripps News Reports With Chance Seales - Scripps News Reports brings perspectives on the news that often go overlooked. Host Chance Seales digs deeper on stories that find common ground.
  • In The Loop With Christian Bryant - Christian keeps things real with a mix of creative explainers, on-the-ground storytelling, and some off-the-wall fun to unpack big stories and showcase a range of Scripps News' best reporting.
  • The Why - Ever wonder "why is that?" Get the answers behind the headlines through a unique blend of hyper-visual explanatory journalism and compelling guest interviews you won’t find anywhere else on primetime television.

The Scripps News programming schedule is available at

In addition to the live broadcast, the Scripps News Roku channel also carries a large amount of on-demand content, including top stories and segments from several Scripps News shows.

-- Information is current as of January 18, 2023

Developer's Channel Description: Scripps News delivers compelling, context-driven news, fact-based reporting, and a deeper look at the “why” of each story with objective, impactful storytelling. Scripps News is available on leading connected TV platforms.

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