As part of the original team that launched HGTV in 1994, Jablin supervised production of the network’s original programming slate – first as Executive Producer, then as Vice President of Programming. Upon his promotion to Senior Vice President of Programming and Production in 1997, Jablin oversaw the development, budgeting, production and scheduling for HGTV’s programming and on-air promotion. His role with HGTV expanded in 2000 when he was named the network’s Senior Vice President/GeneralManager, and then again one year later when he was elevated to President.
Preceding his current role, Jablin served as President of Scripps’ Home Category business for four years,where his management was instrumental in positioning the company as leading on-air and online content destinations for the home and garden category.
Prior to HGTV, Jablin worked for more than 10 years in television news. He began his career as a Researcher at WBBM-TV in Chicago, eventually working his way up to Executive Producer of late night news and special events programming for the CBS-owned station. Jablin then served as ExecutiveProducer for Fox-owned KTTV in Los Angeles.
Jablin was named to the 2010, 2014 and 2015 “Cablefax 100” lists and received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Harvard University, where he studied English and American Literature.