Discovery today named Allison Page, president, HGTV and Food Network. Courtney White has been upped to EVP, HGTV and Food Network, reporting to Page. In addition, Discovery has added Travel Channel to executive Henry Schleiff’s portfolio of networks, effective immediately. The moves are part of the restructuring following the company’s acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, and fall under the leadership of Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer Kathleen Finch.
With Scripps Networks Interactive just days away from the close of a $14.6 billion merger with Discovery Communications, Kathleen Finch is getting a much bigger assignment. On Thursday she was named the chief lifestyle brands officer of the combined company. Her portfolio will now include 11 networks, adding major nets such as ID and TLC to her existing Scripps roster as well as Discovery’s lifestyle digital studio.