Episode Summary: Brian Lawlor

Brian Lawlor has been the president of local media for Scripps TV for ten years, which has grown from 10 stations to 61 nationwide since Lawlor took over. His take-aways include: To be a good journalist you need to be curious, and that takes courage; hire slowly and carefully, because mediocrities can kill your organization; a leader’s job is to create a strategy that drives us and a culture that connects us; and you don’t need to be the smartest person in the room, you need to find smarter people and let them lead. He’s also got a great story about his favorite teacher, Brother Roy, who taught ninth grade biology, was the Dean of Discipline, and coached the high school swimming team.

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