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White to lead Food Network and Cooking Channel programming

Courtney White has added Food Network and Cooking Channel programming and development to her Travel Channel oversight. White will oversee all series development and production for the three networks, identifying and developing new network talent, and managing relationships ...
April 6, 2017

Courtney White has added Food Network and Cooking Channel programming and development to her Travel Channel oversight.

White will oversee all series development and production for the three networks, identifying and developing new network talent, and managing relationships with outside production partners.

White will lead the newly merged Food, Cooking and Travel programming teams based in both the New York City and Knoxville, Tennessee offices.

“Courtney’s energy, instinct and passion have made her an invaluable contributor and a driving force behind Travel Channel’s most recent success,” said Allison Page, general manager of U.S. programming for Scripps Networks Interactive. “I am confident that Courtney’s leadership of Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel will only further unify our team, as well as set the stage for long-term growth and future achievements across all three networks.”

White joined Scripps Networks in 2005 as a program development executive for HGTV and has created numerous hit series over the last 12 years.

Some of her long-running shows include: The Beachfront Bargain Hunt and Hawaii Life franchises, as well as special events such as Ellen’s Design Challenge and Selling Spelling Manor.

Most recently, as SVP of programming at Travel Channel, Courtney has led the network’s first quarter 2017 ratings gains of 9% with several series posting best-ever performances including: Expedition UnknownBizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations and Mysteries at the Museum.

Prior to joining Scripps Networks Interactive, White spent more than a decade developing and producing Emmy Award-winning documentary television. Her credits include the HBO documentaries Dealing Dogs, Through A Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001 and ‘Twas the Night. She also produced several series for History, A&E, National Geographic Channel and PBS.

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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