Chief Financial Officer
Lori A. Hickok serves as chief financial officer at Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, she leads the company’s global financial and accounting functions, including reporting, tax, treasury, risk management, and planning and analysis. Hickok previously served as Scripps Networks’ executive vice president of finance, and as vice president and controller for The E.W. Scripps Company since June 2002.
Hickok’s relationship with Scripps dates back to 1988 when she was hired as a financial analyst in the corporate finance department. She held positions as the chief analyst for corporate development, controller for the company’s new media operations and divisional controller for the company’s former cable television systems division, which merged in 1996 with Comcast Corporation. Hickok left the company after the merger to serve two years as vice president of finance for Paramount Kings Island in Cincinnati. She began her career as a certified public accountant in 1985 at the accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney.
Hickok graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in accounting and finance. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Cable Telecommunications Association for Marketers’ Executive Management Program and the Scripps Leadership Institute and, in 2012, she was named a recipient of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s “Women in Numbers” award. Lori is also a member of the Board of Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.