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Newsy 2015 Logo.png
CountryUnited States
SloganBe informed. Not influenced. (formerly News with the Why)
HeadquartersColumbia, Missouri
OwnerE. W. Scripps Company
Closed30 June 2021 (2021-06-30) (pay-TV distribution)
Scripps, Ion, and Inyo-owned television stationsStarting October 1, 2021; affiliates to be announced
Streaming media
Platforms & Devices
Smart TV
  • LG
  • Magnavox
  • Panasonic
  • Philips
  • Samsung
  • Sanyo
  • Sony
  • Vizio

Newsy is an American news network founded in Columbia, Missouri, in 2008. [1] Its content can be found on OTT platforms including Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Xumo, and Samsung TV Plus, in addition to streaming devices and services such as Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.


Newsy was founded in 2008.[2] In its early years, Newsy operated primarily as a syndication business, selling news and original content to major digital journalism brands that included AOL/Huffington Post, Microsoft[3] and Mashable.[4]

In January 2014, Newsy was acquired for $35 million by the E. W. Scripps Company.[1]

In September 2017, Scripps announced it would take over RLTV's (Retirement Living Television) cable carriage agreements for approximately 26 million subscribers and reprogram the network with Newsy's lineup of shows.

Newsy has six U.S. offices: Columbia, Missouri; Chicago; Cincinnati; New York; Denver; and Washington, DC.[5]

On April 6, 2021, Scripps announced that it would expand Newsy into a free over-the-air network, as well as being available on cable and on streaming platforms, starting October 1. The network would be available over-the-air on Scripps-owned ION stations, along with some traditional Scripps stations without an Ion sister station and the former Ion-owned stations transferred to Inyo Broadcast Holdings, along with offering the network to other station groups. It also announced plans to relocate Newsy's national headquarters to Atlanta. [6]

In advance of the move exclusively to over-the-air distribution, Scripps began to notify traditional cable and satellite providers, along with Internet television providers, at the end of March that it would end distribution of the network via those means on June 30, 2021, ending the nearly 15 year life of the channel space, including its time as RLTV.[7][8]


Newsy’s editorial content, as well as its TV apps, have won the following awards:

  • Apple TV's Best of 2015 list[9]
  • National Edward R. Murrow award for its news documentary, "The War and Money Project" (2015)[10]
  • Society of Environmental Journalists Awards for Reporting on the Environment (2018)
  • Online Journalism Award for its investigation, "Case Cleared" (2019)
  • Investigative journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists for "Case Cleared" (2019)
  • National Edward R. Murrow award for its news documentary, "Walkout" (2019)
  • Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award[11] for “A Broken Trust” (2020)
  • Scripps Howard Award for innovation[12] for its newsroom collaboration, "Newsy+Bellingcat" (2020)

Newsy's editorial content has also been nominated for numerous awards including:

  • The News & Documentary Emmy Awards[13]
  • The Digiday Publishing Awards
  • The Webby Awards[14]


  1. ^ a b "Scripps Buys Newsy For $35M To Expand From TV And Newspapers To Digital Video". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  2. ^ Warner, Charles (2010-05-13). " The Future of Mobile News". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  3. ^ "Newsy Officially Announces Partnership With MSN". Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  4. ^ "Mashable Partners, Newsy team up on advertising-friendly video | FierceCable". Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  5. ^ Company, The E.W. Scripps. "Newsy establishes office in Washington, D.C., premieres 2016 campaign finance interactive". Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  6. ^ Scripps caters to cord-cutters by launching Newsy as a Free, Over-the-Air Network Scripps, April 6, 2021. Retrieved the same day.
  7. ^ "Newsy Termination Letter to the National Cable Television Cooperative". National Cable Television Cooperative. 31 March 2021. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  8. ^ "YouTube TV Loses Newsy as Channel Ends Streaming on Live TV Streaming Services". Cord Cutters News. 2021-06-30. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  9. ^ "Apple TV Recognizes Newsy In Best Of 2015 App List". Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  10. ^ "2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  11. ^ Lewis, Courtney (2020-06-15). "Newsy wins prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award for 'A Broken Trust' investigation". Medium. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  12. ^ Company, The E. W. Scripps. "Scripps Howard Awards announce winners, recognize exceptional American journalism". Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  13. ^ "Nominees For The 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards Announced" (PDF). The News and Documentary Emmy Awards. 2016-07-21.
  14. ^ "Check 2016 - Newsy | The Webby Awards". Retrieved 2018-03-26.

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