Before transitioning into his current role, Baskerville served as the Chief Operating Officer of Scripps Networks International. He oversaw day-to-day operations of Scripps Networks Interactive's growing international division, which includes network operations and program syndication in Canada, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
In his previous position as President of Scripps Emerging Networks, Baskerville directed business strategy, content development and operations of DIY Network and FineLiving Network. Prior to that, he held the position of DIY Network President, where he took the home improvement network from a startup to one of the highest-rated digital networks in all of cable.
Baskerville joined Scripps Networks in 1994 as the Director of Production for the launch of HGTV and was later appointed to Senior Vice President of Scripps Productions. Preceding his career at Scripps Networks Interactive, Baskerville was Director of Production at E! Entertainment Television for six years and also worked in various programming and production capacities for Indiana news stations, WTHR-TV in Indianapolis and WTHI-TV in Terre Haute.
Baskerville is active in the Knoxville community, sitting on the board of directors for the historic TennesseeTheatre and the Knoxville Bijou Theatre. He is also very involved with the Knoxville Youth Sports Organization. Baskerville is a member of the Cable Telecommunications Association for Marketers and is a graduate of the CTAM U Program at the Harvard Business School. Baskerville currently lives in Knoxville with his wife, Susan, and their two children, Alex and Eva.