Food’s Girard to Shop at Home


Food Network president Judy Girard has been named president of Shop at Home, effective immediately, E.W. Scripps Co., parent company of both networks, announced Monday.

Girard will retain her post at Food -- where she has been president since 2000 -- until a successor is named.

At Shop at Home, she succeeds Frank Woods, who is now the network’s chairman.

"Judy Girard is an exceptional executive who has a keen understanding of what it takes for a television enterprise to be successful," Scripps president and CEO Kenneth W. Lowe said in a release.

"She literally has worked wonders at the Food Network, guiding its transformation into a mainstay of popular American culture," he added. "Her dual role as president of both Shop at Home and Food will help us to expedite, both operationally and strategically, our vision to create an innovative video-commerce alternative at Shop at Home that's built around our popular lifestyle networks."