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HGTV and DIY up Steven Lerner, Freddy James

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned cable networks HGTV and DIY Network have promoted Steven Lerner (pictured, left) to senior VP of programming and production, and Freddy James (right) to senior VP of strategic development and program integration.
May 17, 2013

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned cable networks HGTV and DIY Network have promoted Steven Lerner (pictured, left) and Freddy James (right).

Lerner, formerly VP of programming, will oversee programming for both nets and lead their New York City and Knoxville-based programming teams as senior VP of programming and production.

A six-year veteran of the company, his credits include Buying & Selling, Salvage Dawgs and Rehab Addict. He has also worked as an executive producer on programs for other networks such as VH1, Lifetime, FX and PBS.

James, formerly VP and website director for HGTV.com, will expand his role in content strategy development for integration, digital convergent content and co-branded opportunities as senior VP of strategic development and program integration. He also leads the program integration teams in New York and Knoxville.

 

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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