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Scripps (E.W.) Company (The) -- Moody's Downgrades EW Scripps' CFR to B1; stable outlook

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has downgraded Scripps (E.W.) Company (The)'s ("Scripps") corporate family rating (CFR) to B1 from Ba3 and probability of default rating (PDR) to B1-PD from Ba3-PD. Concurrently, Moody's downgraded the rating on the company's senior secured bank credit facility (which includes the planned incremental term loan to fund the acquisition of Cordillera Communications) to Ba3 from Baa3 and the rating on the senior unsecured notes to B3 from B1.