Kellie Goldstein has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer for Travel Channel, one of the leading lifestyle brands owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI).
Kellie Goldstein, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Travel Channel (Photo: Business Wire)
In this role, Goldstein serves as the primary financial advisor and business partner to Travel Channel and is responsible for all finance, accounting, budgeting and business planning functions within the group. She will act as the chief point of contact for all Travel Channel’s financial operations. She’ll help support the company’s ongoing growth and expansion by providing financial leadership and direction that includes monitoring of financial data and results, accurate and timely reporting, as well as ad hoc analysis. Goldstein is based in Chevy Chase, Md., and reports to Shannon O’Neill, president of Travel Channel, with additional reporting duties to Lori Hickok, executive vice president of finance and administration for Scripps Networks. “Kellie deeply understands and enthusiastically supports our mission to deliver programming that embraces and celebrates travel, while also increasing the network’s audience profile of upscale, educated and highly valued viewers,” O’Neill said. “Her financial and strategic expertise, and experience with delivering profitable growth, will help us continue to deliver toward that mission.” Goldstein joins Scripps Networks from Thomson Reuters where she served as chief financial officer for the Middle East, Africa and Russia territories of the company’s global growth organization. While at Thomson Reuters, she also held lead finance positions in several emerging and international markets. Goldstein has worked with multiple start-up and transitioning companies to set up structure and strategy during times of change. Goldstein is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in business from Virginia Tech. She also holds a Master of Science in accounting from George Mason University.