KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2015-- Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: SNI) has named media and entertainment industry veteran Dylan Jones as Executive Vice President and Chief Communications officer to oversee global strategic messaging for the company. He previously has been serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications.
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Dylan Jones, Chief Communications Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive (Photo: Business Wire)
In his expanded role, Jones will have direct management and oversight responsibilities for the company's public and media relations, investor relations, internal communications, creative services, customer service and event marketing functions. Based in Knoxville, Jones will report to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth W. Lowe.
"Since joining Scripps Networks Interactive more than a year ago, Dylan Jones has proven to be a valuable and respected member of our senior leadership team," Lowe said. "He has seamlessly taken the reins and has been instrumental in shaping the company's global communications strategies. His broad experience of the media sector and know-how as a professional communicator will be instrumental as we position Scripps Networks for growth and competitive advantage in this fast-evolving marketplace."
Jones joined Scripps Networks in August 2014. He previously had led global communications and marketing as a member of the senior management team for EMI Group, one of the world's leading music businesses. Jones also managed his own communications consultancy based in New York City, advising companies in the technology and advertising sectors among others. Jones started his career in entertainment journalism in the United Kingdom before moving into communications and public relations at MTV and VH1 in London. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge with a bachelor's degree in history.
Jones succeeds Mark W. Kroeger, who has served as the company's Chief Communications Officer since 2013. Kroeger had served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations starting in 2008 when Scripps Networks Interactive separated from its former parent, The E. W. Scripps Company. Kroeger, who has worked for the Scripps media companies for 37 years, will continue his long association with the company as Senior Advisor to the CEO.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively engage more than 190 million U.S. consumers each month. International operations include TVN, Poland's premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living. The company's global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.
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