Our 10 outstanding honorees have over 245 combined years in the cable industry – and many more to come! Although the landscape has changed, the basic principles and values that drive our company’s success are the same as they were when HGTV launched in 1994.
Honoree Jim Samples, President of Scripps Networks International and TVN, brings 24 years of cable experience to our company. When asked what inspires him most about our industry, he had this to say, “The media business is like a five-way intersection for the curious brain. Creativity, business, technology, culture and relationships all converge. And we are the center of it all. I love that.”
Every dynamic leader on this year’s Cablefax 100 list has successfully navigated that busy intersection and driven our company to the esteemed place it is today.
Kudos to the following industry hot shots:
Henry Ahn – President of Content Distribution & Marketing
Kathleen Finch – Chief Programming, Content & Brand Officer
Steve Gigliotti – Chief Revenue Officer
Karen Grinthal – SVP of Food Network & Cooking Channel Ad Sales
Burton Jablin – Chief Operating Officer
Ken Lowe – Chairman, President & CEO
Greg Regis – SVP of Travel Channel & Great American Country Ad Sales
Jim Samples – President of International & President of TVN
Jon Steinlauf – President of Advertising Sales & Marketing
Donna Stephens – SVP of HGTV and DIY Network Ad Sales
Congrats to all the talented industry execs on the well-deserved honor!