People/Biz

Singer moves to Travel Channel

Andy Singer, most recently GM of Scripps Networks Interactive's DIY Network, now takes the role of head of programming and production at its sister net.
August 11, 2011

Andy Singer, most recently GM of Scripps Networks Interactive’s DIY Network, is taking the role of head of programming and production at Scripps’ Travel Channel.

As senior vice president, programming and production development for Travel Channel, Singer will oversee all aspects of its programming strategy, production and development, effective September 1. Fred Graver, who previously held the position, is now focusing on special projects and, according to the company, “maximizing key talent relationships.”

Ross Babbit, currently SVP programming for DIY Network, now adds general manager of the net to his title.

“After working with Andy as part of the Scripps Networks Interactive family, I have come to really appreciate his creativity, passion for television and ability to turn a good idea into a must-see TV program – all assets that will prove invaluable in helping Travel Channel achieve its full potential as a powerhouse lifestyle media brand,” said Travel Channel president Laureen Ong. “We were fortunate to attract interest from some strong candidates, internal and external, and Andy stood head and shoulders above them.”

Singer joined Scripps in 2005 and served as head of programming for DIY Network for more than three years before being named GM in 2010.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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