Tamara Franklin, who has been guiding distribution of the company’s lifestyle content onto emerging video platforms and services, has been named executive vice president of digital for Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE: SNI).
Going forward she will coordinate digital projects across the company, including video, web, social, mobile, on-demand and others.Prior to joining Scripps in 2009, Franklin served as vice president of business development at Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), where she was responsible for emerging technology distribution deals with a focus on wireless distribution platforms. Prior to TBS, she served as director of new business development and strategic marketing for Motorola, where she was responsible for the development of new business and partnerships for iDEN, Motorola’s wireless division. Earlier in her career, Franklin was a strategic management and business development consultant with Bain & Company. Franklin holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard University and bachelor’s degree in English from Yale. She is a graduate of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications’ Executive Leadership Development Program and Women in Cable Telecommunications’ Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. Among her many recognitions, Franklin has been named a “Wonder Woman” by Multichannel News, one of the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” by CableFAX, a “Digital All-Star” by Broadcasting & Cable, and as one of Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Corporate America.” Franklin is based at Scripps Networks Interactive’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn. About Scripps Networks Interactive Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 170 million consumers each month. Companion websites complement on-air programming with video and social media that inform and inspire. Scripps global networks reach millions of consumers across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For more information, please visit scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.