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    KENNETH W. LOWE

    KENNETH W. LOWE

    Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

    ​Ken Lowe, 64, is chairman of the board, president and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive. Previously he was president and CEO of The E. W. Scripps Company from 2000 until 2008, when Scripps Networks Interactive became a separate, publicly traded company.

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    JOSEPH G. NECASTRO

    JOSEPH G. NECASTRO

    Chief Development Officer

    Joseph G. NeCastro, 57, is the chief development officer for Scripps Networks Interactive, charged with leading the company’s continued growth through domestic and international acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and partnerships.

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    BURTON JABLIN

    BURTON JABLIN

    President, Scripps Networks

    ​Burton Jablin, 54, was named president of Scripps Networks in 2013. He is responsible for the management and development of the company's portfolio of lifestyle media networks, digital content businesses and all other related operations.

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    HENRY AHN

    HENRY AHN

    Executive Vice President, Content Distribution and Marketing

    Henry Ahn was named executive vice president of content distribution and marketing for Scripps Networks Interactive in 2011. He oversees the distribution strategy for Scripps Networks’ portfolio of lifestyle networks and related content across all platforms.

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    JIM CLAYTON

    JIM CLAYTON

    Executive Vice President, Corporate Giving and Community Relations

    Jim Clayton serves as executive vice president of corporate giving and community relations for Scripps Networks Interactive and its portfolio of lifestyle media brands.

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    Kathleen Finch

    Kathleen Finch

    President, HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country

    Kathleen was named president of HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country in October 2013. She oversees lifestyle media brands HGTV and DIY Network, their associated websites and related businesses.

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    Tamara Franklin

    Tamara Franklin

    Executive Vice President, Digital

    Elevated to executive vice president of digital at Scripps Networks Interactive in 2014, Tamara Franklin oversees the company’s digital business units to coordinate overall strategy and activity, focusing on an integrated company-wide approach to digital video production and distribution.​

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    CYNTHIA GIBSON

    CYNTHIA GIBSON

    Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

    Cynthia Gibson is executive vice president and chief legal officer at Scripps Networks Interactive. She manages the company’s global business and legal affairs, government affairs, external relations and internal audit departments, with staff in Knoxville, New York City, Chevy Chase, Cincinnati, London and Singapore. 

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    STEVEN J. GIGLIOTTI

    STEVEN J. GIGLIOTTI

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Steve Gigliotti is chief revenue officer at Scripps Networks Interactive. Elevated to this role in February 2015, he oversees the company’s advertising sales and content distribution efforts across its portfolio of lifestyle media brands.

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    MARK S. HALE

    MARK S. HALE

    Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer

    Mark Hale is executive vice president of global operations and chief technology officer at Scripps Networks Interactive. Heoversees the company’s operational and technical support services strategy and activities to address its global operating objectives and long-term strategic growth priorities.

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    LORI A. HICKOK

    LORI A. HICKOK

    Chief Financial Officer

    Lori A. Hickok serves as chief financial officer at Scripps Networks Interactive, leading the company’s global financial and accounting functions, including reporting, tax, treasury, risk management, and planning and analysis.

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    BROOKE JOHNSON

    BROOKE JOHNSON

    President, Food Category

    Named President of Food Network in 2004, Brooke Bailey Johnson  was elevated in 2010 to head of the entire food category at Scripps Networks which includes Food Network, Cooking Channel, FoodNetwork.com, CookingChannelTV.com, Food2.com, Recipezaar.com and Enterprises, the new business and licensing and merchandising arm of the company.

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    Mark W. Kroeger

    Mark W. Kroeger

    Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

    Mark Kroeger is executive vice president and chief communications officer for Scripps Networks Interactive, responsible for strategic messaging to all external and internal audiences, as well as directing media relations, employee communications, investor relations and other related communications functions for the company.

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    Melissa Mick

    Melissa Mick

    Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller

    ​Melissa Mick serves as senior vice president and corporate controller for Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, Mick provides financial leadership and direction to the monthly close process, financial reporting, accounting policies development and oversight, and internal control activities that support the accuracy and timeliness of the financial statements for the company.

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    Shannon O'Neill

    Shannon O'Neill

    President, Travel Channel

    Shannon O’Neill is president of Travel Channel. In this role, he’s responsible for building brand strategy, developing additional programming and talent to increase ratings and creating new business opportunities for Travel Channel.

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    NJ Pesci

    NJ Pesci

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    NJ Pesci was elevated to chief human resources officer at Scripps Networks Interactive in March 2015. He oversees the company’s human resource operations with a focus on aligning recruiting, talent management and organizational design with the company’s operating objectives and long-term strategic growth priorities.

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    JIM SAMPLES

    JIM SAMPLES

    President, International

    Jim Samples is President, International of Scripps Networks Interactive. He oversees the strategic direction and daily operations of the company’s international division, which distributes four international brands – Food Network, Asian Food Channel, Travel Channel and Fine Living – across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

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    MARK F. SCHUERMANN

    MARK F. SCHUERMANN

    Senior Vice President and Treasurer

    Mark Schuermann is senior vice president and treasurer of Scripps Networks Interactive, where he has oversight responsibilities for corporate financing, management of treasury operations and risk management. Prior to assuming this role, he served as assistant treasurer for The E.W. Scripps Company since 2006.

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    JON STEINLAUF

    JON STEINLAUF

    President, National Ad Sales and Marketing

    Jon Steinlauf is president of national ad sales and marketing for Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, he oversees the company’s ad sales and ad sales marketing teams working across Scripps Networks’ portfolio of lifestyle media brands.

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    JOHN E. VITERISI

    JOHN E. VITERISI

    Senior Vice President, Tax

    John Viterisi is senior vice president of tax for Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, Viterisi is responsible for managing and directing the company’s tax functions including strategic tax planning, tax reporting and disclosure, tax compliance, and management of all the company’s tax-related activities and obligations.

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    MARY E. TALBOTT

    MARY E. TALBOTT

    Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    Mary Talbott serves as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary for Scripps Networks Interactive. Prior to this role, she was associate general counsel for The E.W. Scripps Company since 2006.

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