CINCINNATI, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Lansing, who has led thegrowth of Scripps Networks since 2005, has been named executive vice presidentof parent company Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE: SNI).
Lansing remains president of Scripps Networks. Previously senior vicepresident for Scripps Networks Interactive, Lansing will continue to beresponsible for leading the company's Lifestyle Media operating segment, whichincludes popular lifestyle television and Internet brands Food Network andHGTV.
"John has successfully led the continued growth of our largest and mostprofitable division," said Kenneth W. Lowe, chairman, president and CEO ofScripps Networks Interactive. "John will continue to lead the growthstrategies for expanding our dominant position in the food and shelter brandson TV and the Internet, extending our brands through creative and lucrativelicensing and revenue-sharing partnerships, and exploring opportunitiesinternationally to exploit our expertise in creating and delivering food,shelter and lifestyle content."
Scripps Networks operates HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine LivingNetwork and Great American Country, along with a growing portfolio of Internetbusinesses dedicated to the food and shelter categories. Foodnetwork.com isthe number one Internet site in the "food" category, with RecipeZaar.comjoining it in the top ten. HGTV.com and DIYnetwork.com are both rated in thetop ten for Web sites in the "home" category.
Lansing, 51, who will continue to report to Lowe, has been with Scrippsfor 13 years including the period before Scripps Networks Interactiveseparated from The E.W. Scripps Company on July 1, 2008.
Before moving to Scripps Networks, Lansing had strategic and operatingoversight responsibilities for the Scripps broadcast television station group,first as vice president of station operations and then as senior vicepresident/television.
Before coming to the Scripps corporate office as vice president of stationoperations in 2000, Lansing had been vice president and general manager of theScripps-owned television station in Cleveland, WEWS-TV, and vice president andstation manager at the Scripps station in Detroit, WXYZ-TV. Lansing also heldnews-director positions at WBBM-TV, Chicago, and WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.
Lansing studied marketing and business administration at BellarmineUniversity in Louisville, the University of Louisville and the University ofKentucky. He has served as a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institutefor Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. is the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, where on-air programming iscomplemented with online video, social media areas and e-commerce componentson companion Web sites and broadband vertical channels. The company's mediaportfolio includes: Lifestyle Media, with popular lifestyle television andInternet brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living Network andcountry music network Great American Country; and Interactive Services, withleading online comparison shopping services, Shopzilla and uSwitch.
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