Scripps Networks Interactive (Nasdaq: SNI) has promoted three executives to newly created leadership roles across its U.S. networks business. The moves were announced today by Kathleen Finch, Scripps Networks Interactive's Chief Programming, Content & Brand Officer, and are designed to capitalize on the company's market-leading success in 2016. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161114005985/en/
Allison Page (pictured) will lead programming teams for all Scripps Networks Interactive brands in the United States. Julie Taylor will lead the scheduling teams across all U.S. networks, while Shannon Driver is elevated to General Manager, U.S. Brand Marketing. (Photo: Business Wire)Allison Page will now oversee the programming teams for all six of Scripps Networks Interactive's networks in the United States, in a newly created position as General Manager, U.S. Programming and Development. The move sees Page add leadership of programming for Food Network and Cooking Channel to her existing responsibility for HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Great American Country. Page has played an integral role in establishing HGTV as one of the biggest cable networks in the United States. Under her proven leadership, the programming team has helped HGTV become the number one cable network for women, with nine consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth. Prior to joining HGTV and DIY Network in 2013, she spent twelve years in programming roles at Food Network. There she helped create hit shows including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Chopped, and was a key member of the team behind the successful launch of Cooking Channel. "Allison Page is one of the most accomplished programming executives working in television today, with a great track record of success in developing talent and formats across all six of our brands," said Kathleen Finch. "She has been a central player in the incredible success of HGTV over the last few years, and her creativity and leadership will be key to the continued growth and development of all our networks moving forward."