Baskerville will provide leadership and oversight for all information technology operations at the company, which operates a portfolio of popular lifestyle television networks, websites and related content businesses. In addition to HGTV, Scripps Networks Interactive brands include
Baskerville, who currently serves as chief operating officer for the company's growing international business, will succeed current Chief Information Officer
"Harnessing the potential and opportunity presented by the complex and rapidly-evolving world of technology is paramount to our continued success," Hale said. "When we look at where the world of information technology and role of chief information officer are heading, we hit all the marks with Bob - a transformative leader who is intimately familiar with our business, builds and expands relationships, and takes the right risks. He will marry our overall business needs with the right technology services and solutions to support them."
Baskerville has been serving as chief operation officer for the company's international business for the past three years. Prior to that he served as president of the company's premium-tier channels where he directed business strategy, content development and operations. In that capacity, he shepherded DIY Network from startup to one of America's highest-rated pay TV premium-tier channels.
Baskerville joined Scripps in 1994 as director of production after positions with E! Entertainment Television and
Johnson has served as the company's chief information officer since 2003. The veteran technology executive helped build a world class information technology organization, and provided the architecture for technology processes and systems that allowed Scripps to expand its brands and digital businesses, as well as fuel global growth.
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 websites and broadband vertical channels. The company's media portfolio includes popular lifestyle television and Internet brands
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