Sean McLaughlin is VP of News for Scripps. His focus is journalistic excellence, audience relevance and digital platforms. Prior to this position, he served as executive news director and creative services director at KMOV St. Louis. He has additional news management experiences in Minneapolis; Tulsa, Okla.; and Springfield, Ill. McLaughlin has a bachelor’s degree in political science and mass communications from Minnesota State University.
Frederic Roux is director of Sales, Americas, for Dalet. His career began as a product manager of online content and games at Thomson Multimedia in 2000. He joined Dalet Digital Media Systems in New York in 2001 and rose through the company, becoming project director, director of operations, strategic accounts, until moving into his current position in 2012. He is a graduate of the Université Paris Dauphine.
Steve Schwaid is VP of digital services at media research firm CJ&N. He works with station groups, website developers, content suppliers, and others to in three key areas: social media, web and mobile. In addition, he helps clients develop and refine their on-air product. Schwaid has led local news operations across the country, including at TV stations in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Tampa and Hartford, Conn. In addition, he was a corporate executive at NBCUniversal and Meredith Local Media.