17 December 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) today announced the promotion of two veteran programming executives, John Feld and Steven Lerner. Formerly Vice President of Programming for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country, Feld has been elevated to Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for the networks. Lerner, who has served as Senior Vice President of Programming for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country, has been elevated to Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for Scripps Networks Interactive.

In these new positions, both based at the Scripps Networks headquarters in Knoxville, Feld will oversee series development and production for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country, while Lerner will step into an enterprise-wide programming and production role that will allow him to work not only with the company’s home-related brands, but also with Travel Channel to facilitate the development of original content ideas.

“As we continually assess new programming opportunities across our lifestyle media portfolio, we’re positioning our staff to best leverage the expertise and exceptional talent of our team,” said Allison Page, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. “John and Steven have contributed endless creativity and passion to our programming efforts, resulting in numerous top-rated series over the years.”

At Scripps Networks, Feld’s lineup of successful programs include such top performers as Barnwood Builders, Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall, Living Alaska and Building Alaska.  Prior to Scripps Networks, he worked in a variety of television roles, including positions at CMT, Martha Stewart Living, PBS and CBS. Feld holds a bachelor’s degree in communication arts and sciences from DePauw University.

While with the company, Lerner has developed such popular titles as Rehab Addict, Vanilla Ice Project and Property Brothers Buying & Selling. His previous experience ranges from working as the show runner of the successful cable series My Big Redneck Wedding to executive producing and directing a variety of critically acclaimed programs on networks including VH1, Nickelodeon, Lifetime, USA, FX and PBS. Lerner holds a bachelor’s degree in cinema from Ithaca College.

About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: 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.

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