NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allison Page, a long-time senior programming executive at Food Network and Cooking Channel, has been elevated to general manager, Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) home category.
Page, who will report to Kathleen Finch, president of the home category, will assume oversight of the programming and scheduling teams.
Scripps Networks Interactive’s home category includes the lifestyle television networks HGTV, DIY Network, Great American Country and their associated websites and related digital properties such as FrontDoor.com, as well as the HGTV HOME™ brand of consumer products and HGTV Magazine, a joint venture with Hearst Magazines.
“Allison has the right combination of innovative thinking and ‘straight-from-the-trenches’ expertise that will keep us focused on maintaining our current ratings trajectory,” Finch said. “We produce more than 1,200 hours of programming annually, so it gives us a tremendous advantage to have someone with Allison’s experience leading the pillars of our content activities.”
A highly-regarded executive and proven programmer, Page has a reputation as a strong team leader who is adept at creating successful collaborations across the company. She also is known for a keen ability to pair talent and producers with the best content ideas. While at Food Network, she cultivated relationships with such talent as Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay and Rachael Ray, and helped to develop and launch some of Food Network’s most successful series, including Cutthroat Kitchen, Worst Cooks in America, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-off and the recent hit, Guy’s Grocery Games. She also played an integral role in the successful launch of Cooking Channel.
Page joined Scripps Networks in 2001 as a programming manager for Food Network, quickly becoming a key programming strategist. Prior to joining Scripps Networks Interactive, she worked at independent production companies on programs for Discovery, A&E and Lifetime and was an associate producer at CBS News Sunday Morning.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, where she graduated with honors.
ABOUT HGTV & DIY NETWORK
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. DIY Network, currently in more than 58 million homes, covers a broad range of programming, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America’s top home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos and home improvement advice. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV and DIY Network are wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is the leading developer of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company’s lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 170 million consumers each month. Companion websites complement on-air programming with video and social media that inform and inspire. Scripps’ global networks reach millions of consumers across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.