22 January 2016

New York – Maggie Zeltner and Robert Wimbish have joined Scripps Networks Interactive as directors of programming for HGTV and DIY Network. In their new roles, Zeltner and Wimbish will manage series and specials for the top-performing cable nets. Both will report to John Feld, Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country.

Zeltner, a two-time Emmy nominee, has produced and directed many hit cable series over the last decade. Her credits include Supervising Producer of TLC’s Love, Lust or Run; What Not To Wear and Style Network’s Split Ends; Producer for CW’s America’s Next Top Model; syndicated talk series The Dr. Oz Show; and TLC’s I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant. Maggie began her career working on MTV’s The Real WorldSorority Life and Fraternity Life. She holds a B.A. in Film from Emerson College.

Wimbish originally joined Scripps Networks in 2005 as member of the company’s Business Affairs team. With 26 years of experience in the TV industry—from news to production and later producer of top programming for CMT—he is credited with bringing Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, to HGTV along with several other series that span across six Scripps Network’s Interactive networks. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Communications.

“Robert, a highly valued member of Scripps’ business affairs group, has been instrumental in shaping the brand with his keen eye for talent, while Maggie has held several key creative roles in some of television’s most successful series,” said John Feld. “Their programming expertise will be invaluable as we develop new content ideas to keep those coveted upscale viewers coming back to HGTV and DIY Network.”

America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S. households and HGTV.com, the premier source for home-related inspiration, instruction and entertainment, attracts more than six million people each month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to www.hgtvhome.com. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).


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