"With his successful record of overseeing hit series and cross-network specials, serving as a liaison for HGTV Magazine and expertly managing relationships with our other key external partners, Loren is perfectly suited for this new position,” said Page.
Ruch joined the HGTV programming staff in 2008 from Scripps Productions where, as executive producer, he oversaw production of some of the network’s highest rated specials, including HGTV Dream Home, HGTV Green Home, Rose Parade and White House Christmas.
Prior to Scripps Productions, Ruch was a five-time Emmy Award winning senior producer at Good Day LA (Fox) and its nationally syndicated counterpart Good Day Live. He started his career in the world of lifestyle, talk and game shows such as Love Connection, Family Feud, Scoop with Sam & Dorothy, Home & Family, Trivial Pursuit, and That’s Amore. He also helped launch NBC’s America’s Talking cable network.
Ruch is graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Theater Arts.
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About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (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 includes leading TV and entertainment brands HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. Its digital division Scripps Lifestyle Studios creates compelling content for online, social and mobile platforms. 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 Network. The company's global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.