Former Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent is expected to join Scripps Networks Interactive’s board of directors in 2017, the U.S.-based lifestyle media company has confirmed.
Kent’s board nomination is expected to take place at Scripps’ annual shareholder meeting. He will succeed director David Galloway, who will be retiring from the board after nine years.
Kent joined Turner in 1993 as president of Turner Home Entertainment. He later served as president of Turner’s international networks based in London, and was subsequently named president and COO of CNN News Group in 2000. He went on to helm Turner Broadcasting from 2003 to 2013.
“We are delighted to add a media executive with the knowledge and experience of Phil Kent to the board of Scripps Networks Interactive,” said Kenneth Lowe, company president, chair and CEO, in a statement. “Phil has led complex organizations that grew in the face of increased competition, and has a deep understanding of the international media landscape that will be critical as we continue to focus on growth outside the United States. His strategic knowledge and commercial acumen will be invaluable to the board and the company.”