Hale has responsibilities over Scripps Networks’ award-winning internal production unit, Scripps Productions, broadcast origination, transmission, information technology, property development and facilities management. As an executive officer of the company, Hale serves as a member of its management and diversity committees.
Prior to 2008, Hale served as Executive Vice President of Operations for Scripps Networks and Senior Vice President of Technology Operations for The E.W. Scripps Company. He joined Scripps in 1994.
Hale has more than 30 years’ experience leading, developing and overseeing media-related organizations and supporting technologies. He was a member of the original management team that oversaw the launch of HGTV. Subsequently his team has orchestrated the company's launch and support services across the company’s expanding portfolio of lifestyle media networks – Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, both domestically and internationally. His team has received numerous industry recognitions for their technical facility designs and a technology and engineering Emmy award for pioneering innovations in media delivery confirmation systems.
Hale served on the IS Advisory Board for Miami (Ohio) University’s Farmers School of Business and is currently on the Customer Advisory Board for satellite provider SES. Prior to joining Scripps Networks in 1994, he was a member of the start-up management team for the Movietime cable television network and held subsequent operational executive positions with E! Entertainment Television.