Scripps Taps Allison Page to Oversee Programming for Its Networks

Veteran exec takes oversight of Food Network, Cooking Channel content  
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Scripps Networks programming veteran Allison Page has been promoted to a new position overseeing programming for all six of Scripps’s linear channels, the company said Monday.

As part of a newly created position as general manager of U.S. programming and development for Scripps Networks Interactive, Page will add oversight of programming for Food Network and Cooking Channel to her existing responsibility for programming at HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Great American Country, said the company.

“Allison Page is one of the most accomplished programming executives working in television today, with a great track record of success in developing talent and formats across all six of our brands,” said Kathleen Finch, Scripps Networks Interactive's Chief Programming, Content & Brand Officer, in a statement. “She has been a central player in the incredible success of HGTV over the last few years, and her creativity and leadership will be key to the continued growth and development of all our networks moving forward.”

In addition, Scripps has tapped Julie Taylor as its senior vice president of program planning & strategy, U.S. Networks, overseeing the scheduling teams across all six networks. Also, Shannon Jamieson Driver, who already leads marketing efforts for all six networks, has been named general manager, U.S. Brand Marketing, and will now contribute support for Scripps Networks Interactive’s digital brands through integrated linear and experiential marketing experiences, said the company.

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