Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed former National Geographic exec Lynn Sadofsky as VP of programming and development for Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel.
In the new role, Sadofsky (pictured) will be tasked with developing new programs, managing series production and cultivating new on-screen talent for the culinary and adventure channels, in addition to serving as a senior liaison for the networks’ talent and production partners. Working from Scripps New York-based offices, Sadofsky reports directly into Courtney White, SVP of programming for the three networks.
Sadofsky most recently served as VP of production and development for National Geographic, producing and developing more than 100 hours of unscripted programming including Wicked Tuna and Brain Games. She has also served as a producer at HBO and spent two-and-a-half years as director of development and executive producer at Planet Green/Discovery Fit & Health.
Her executive production credits include such series as Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Food Detectives, Whatever, Martha! and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, for which she received an Emmy Award and a Producers Guild Award.
“As a respected and skilled leader in the industry, Lynn’s impressive career has spanned both the production and network side of the business,” said White in a statement. “I had the privilege of working alongside Lynn a few years ago and I was invigorated every day by her dedicated work ethic, attention to creative detail, strong management of talent and team and her collaborative nature.”