08 November 2017
NEW YORK [Nov. 8, 2017] In a newly expanded role, Loren Ruch has been elevated to Senior Vice President of Programming, Partnerships and Special Projects, for the six Scripps Networks Interactive network brands – HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.  Reporting to Allison Page, General Manager of U.S. Programming and Development for Scripps Networks Interactive, Ruch now will oversee programming tied to the company’s ad sales-driven initiatives, including custom, cross-network or fully integrated programs like Home United.  He also will continue to develop and manage series and specials such as My Lottery Dream Home, Brother vs. Brother, Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House, The Trip: 2018, Teeny Tiny Thanksgiving and Crazy Cookie Builds. His team includes several of the company’s New York-based programming executives. 

"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.
 

Contact(s)

Amy Hammontree

HGTV, DIY Network, Great American Country
ahammontree@hgtv.com
+1.865.560.4639

Chelsey Riemann

HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel, Great American Country
CRiemann@hgtv.com
865.560.4896
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