Leser to step down at Scripps

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Lawrence A. Leser, 60, said he will step down as CEO of the E.W. Scripps Co., Cincinnati, on June 1 but he plans to continue as chairman. William R. Burleigh, 60, president and chief operating officer, is expected to be elected CEO. Mr. Leser began with the newspaper chain in 1951 as a high school sports reporter in Evansville, Ind.

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