Long-time Scripps Networks Interactive executive Loren Ruch has been elevated to senior VP of programming, partnerships and special projects for its six network brands.
The promotion will see Ruch (pictured) overseeing programming tied to the company’s ad sales-driven initiatives for HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.
Ruch’s remit will also continue to include the development and management of such series and specials as HGTV’s My Lottery Dream Home, Brother vs. Brother and Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House; Travel Channel’s The Trip: 2018; Food Network’s Teeny Tiny Thanksgiving; and Cooking Channel’s Crazy Cookie Builds.
He reports into Allison Page, GM of U.S. programming and development for Scripps Networks Interactive.
Ruch first joined the Scripps family in 2005 as an executive producer at Scripps Productions, before spending three years at HGTV as director of original and special event programming. Here, he oversaw such programs as HGTV Dream Home, HGTV Green Home and Rose Parade.
Prior to this, Ruch was a five-time Emmy-winning senior producer at Fox’s morning television news and entertainment program Good Day LA and its nationally syndicated counterpart Good Day Live.
“With his successful record of overseeing hit series and cross-network specials, serving as a liaison for HGTV Magazine and expertly managing relationships with our other key external partners, Loren is perfectly suited for this new position,” said Page in a statement.