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SNI's Tamara Franklin named one of Top Women in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine

KNOXVILLE, TENN. -- October 24, 2012—Tamara Franklin, senior vice president of affiliate operations and new media distribution at Scripps Networks Interactive, has been recognized as one of the Top Women in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine.
Franklin oversees Scripps’ affiliate strategy and business development, particularly as they relate to evolving distribution and revenue streams for the company’s vast library of original content.
“Tammy plays a vital role in the success of Scripps Networks Interactive as we explore and develop ways to deliver our valued content to consumers anytime and anywhere,” said Henry Ahn, executive vice president, content distribution & marketing.

"The Savoy 2012 Top Influential Women in Corporate America issue is one of the most comprehensive and accomplished list of African American Women executives ever assembled in a magazine," said L.P. Green, II publisher of Savoy Magazine. "The executives showcased in this issue represent a range of expertise, industries, global brands and America's largest corporations. Celebrating the diligence, leadership and success of African American Women inspires us all." 

Franklin joined Scripps Networks Interactive in 2009 from Turner Broadcasting Systems, where she served as vice president of business development, responsible for non-linear 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. 

Franklin is a graduate of NAMIC’s Executive Leadership Development Program (2007-08) and the WICT Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (Class XXIII). She’s been named to CableFAX’s “Most Influential Minorities in Cable” and “Most Powerful Women in Cable” lists, and was honored in 2011 as a NAMIC Luminary. She holds a Masters of Business Adminstration degree from Harvard Univeristy and an undergraduate degree from Yale. She is based at Scripps Networks Interactive’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Fall 2012 issue of Savoy is now available on newsstands.

Editors: High-res headshot available here.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive is one of the leading developers of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, where on-air programming is complemented with online video, social media areas and e-commerce components on companion websites and broadband vertical channels. The company’s media portfolio includes popular lifestyle television and Internet brands HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and country music network Great American Country.

About Savoy Magazine
Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance and style of African American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports, business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for the African-American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture. Savoy is published quarterly and distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide.


Crystal Washington


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