Scripps adds two to HGTV, DIY programming team

Scripps Networks has named Robert Wimbish (left) and Maggie Zeltner (right) as directors of programming for cable nets HGTV and DIY Network.
January 22, 2016

Scripps Networks has bolstered its programming team for cable nets HGTV and DIY Network.

The company has hired producer and director Maggie Zeltner (right) and business affairs exec Robert Wimbish (left) as directors of programming for both networks. They will manage series and specials and report to senior VP of original programming and production John Feld.

Zeltner’s supervising producer credits include several reality series include TLC’s Love, Lust or Run and What Not To Wear and Style Network’s Split Ends. She has also worked as a producer on CW’s America’s Next Top Model, TLC’s I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant and syndicated talk show The Dr. Oz Show.

Wimbish moves into the role from the Scripps business affairs team. He is a 26-year veteran of the TV industry, having worked in news, production and as a programmer for CMT. He is credited with bringing Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott to HGTV.

“Robert, a highly valued member of Scripps’ business affairs group, has been instrumental in shaping the brand with his keen eye for talent, while Maggie has held several key creative roles in some of television’s most successful series,” said Feld in a statement. “Their programming expertise will be invaluable as we develop new content ideas to keep those coveted upscale viewers coming back to HGTV and DIY Network.”

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