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Food Network president Brooke Johnson to retire

Brooke Johnson (pictured) is to retire from her post as president of food lifestyle brands at Scripps Networks Interactive next year.
August 19, 2015

Brooke Johnson (pictured) is to retire from her post as president of food lifestyle brands at Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) next year.

Johnson joined SNI as senior VP and GM of Food Network in 2003 before being named president of the department in 2004. She was subsequently upped to head SNI’s entire food and entertainment division in 2010 where she was most recently charged with overseeing Food Network and Cooking Channel as well as Food Network Magazine, Food2.com, Recipezaar.com, and the department’s mobile apps.

Johnson has overseen the launch of such series staples as Diners, Drive-Ins and DivesChopped Cutthroat Kitchen and Food Network Star. Under the exec’s purview, Food Network also launched Food Network Magazine while expanding its reach into the branded products space.

She will continue to serve as a consultant to SNI through the end of 2016. Further details on Food Network’s leadership are to be released in the coming days, the company said in a statement.

Prior to boarding Food Network, Johnson served as executive VP and GM at A&E, where she launched Biography Channel and crafted History Channel’s programming strategy.

About The Author
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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