Prior to joining Food Network, Grinthal served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications at Turner Broadcasting Sales, Inc., where she was in charge of improving the communications process between the ad sales division, clients and advertising agencies. Grinthal joined Turner in 1988 as an account executive and rose through the sales ranks to Senior Vice President of Ad Sales for Turner’s entertainment division.
Grinthal also spent several years in radio sales, and began her career on the agency side in media planningat Doyle Dane Bernbach. She is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications and Advertising Women of New York, and serves on the board of Young Audiences New York.
Grinthal holds a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College.