09 December 2016
NEW YORK [For Immediate Release—December 8, 2016] Cindy Brown, a member of the Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) team credited with the smart scheduling strategies that contributed to record breaking ratings successes at HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country, has ascended to senior vice president, program planning and scheduling, SNI.  Knoxville-based Brown will continue to report to Julie Taylor, senior vice president, program planning, strategy and scheduling for the company’s U.S. networks.
In her role, Brown will synthesize information received from program development, marketing, scheduling, research and finance to develop long-range plans for the networks. She also will manage day-to-day scheduling operations across the SNI portfolio. 
Brown began her long tenure at SNI as an administrative assistant for Scripps Productions. Her responsibilities soon expanded to include collaborating with the company’s IT group to develop and implement an improved programming and scheduling database for DIY Network. Later, she assumed the role of scheduling manager, where she was involved in the development of new systems and procedures for tracking programming initiatives for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. She became vice president of the group in 2013.
“Cindy’s valuable insights about our audiences, including what drives them and how they watch our networks, has helped us make many a “make or break” scheduling decision over the years,” said Taylor.  “Cindy also was the architect of several innovative processes that continue serve as the cornerstone of our team’s effective information exchange and workflow.  When you talk about a key player and contributor, you’re talking about Cindy.”

About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (Nasdaq: 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 scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.
Contact: Scripps Networks Interactive
Dylan Jones, djones@scrippsnetworks.com, (865) 560-5068
Audrey Adlam, aadlam@scrippsnetworks.com (212) 549-8599


Dylan Jones

Chief Communications Officer

Audrey Adlam

HGTV, DIY Network, Great American Country, Travel Channel
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