Scripps Networks Interactive ups Feld, Lerner

Scripps Networks Interactive has elevated two of its veteran programming execs: John Feld (left) and Steven Lerner (right).
December 17, 2015

Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) has elevated veteran programming execs John Feld (pictured, left) and Steven Lerner (right).

Feld has been upped to senior VP of programming and production for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country (GAC),  where he will be tasked with overseeing series development for the networks.

As VP of programming for the networks, Feld managed a slate of successful series including Barnwood Builders, Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall, Living Alaska and  Building Alaska. Prior to joining the company, he held positions at a diverse group of broadcasters including CMT, Martha Stewart Living, PBS and CBS.

Lerner, meanwhile, has been promoted from senior VP of programming for HGTV, DIY Networks and GAC to senior VP of programming and production for SNI. In the new position, Lerner will be tasked with developing original content ideas across the company’s home-related brands and Travel Channel. He has previously had a hand in developing such programs as Rehab Addict, Vanilla Ice Project and  Property Brothers Buying & Selling.

Before joining SNI, Lerner exec produced and directed a raft of series for networks such as VH1, Nickelodeon, Lifetime, USA, FX and PBS.

The pair of execs will be based out of SNI’s Knoxville, Tennessee headquarters.

“As we continually assess new programming opportunities across our lifestyle media portfolio, we’re positioning our staff to best leverage the expertise and exceptional talent of our team,” said Allison Page, senior VP and GM of HGTV, DIY Network and GAC, in a statement. “John and Steven have contributed endless creativity and passion to our programming efforts, resulting in numerous top-rated series over the years.”

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