Will continue to guide company's government affairs activities
Cruz, who has served eight years as chief legal officer for Scripps media companies, will assist in the search for his successor and the subsequent transition in leadership of the company's legal team.
Cruz will continue to direct the company's government affairs office in
"Our company has been very fortunate to have one of the media industry's most respected lawyers serving as our chief legal officer for the past eight years," said
"As for his 32 years of military service, we're equally impressed and proud of A.B.'s dedication and sacrifice and for attaining the rank of rear admiral in the
Cruz, 53, has been associated with Scripps media companies since 2004 when he joined The
Before joining Scripps, Cruz was vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary at
"Scripps Networks Interactive is a dynamic and growing media company and it's been my distinct privilege to have been a member of its senior leadership team during a pivotal stage in the company's ongoing evolution," Cruz said. "I look forward to my continued association with the company and am grateful for its support and encouragement as I meet the growing responsibilities of my military service."
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive is one of the leading developers of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, where on-air programming is complemented with online video, social media areas and e-commerce components on companion Web sites and broadband vertical channels. The company's media portfolio includes popular lifestyle television and Internet brands HGTV,