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Discovery, Inc. elevates execs to top posts; Henry Schleiff to oversee Travel Channel

Discovery, Inc. has elevated programming veterans Allison Page and Courtney White to top posts at HGTV, Food Network and their supporting brands. Page (pictured), a 17-year company veteran and former GM of U.S. programming ...
April 12, 2018

Discovery, Inc. has elevated programming veterans Allison Page and Courtney White to top posts at HGTV, Food Network and their supporting brands.

Page (pictured), a 17-year company veteran and former GM of U.S. programming and development, has been named president of HGTV and Food Network.

Page oversees all programming and development for HGTV and Food Network, as well DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. She previously served as GM of HGTV, DIY Network, Great American Country and Travel Channel.

She joined Food Network in 2001 and went on to develop shows for Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri. She was also instrumental in the launch of Cooking Channel in 2010.

Prior to Food Network, Page was an associate producer at CBS News Sunday Morning. She is based in Knoxville.

Meanwhile, White has been promoted to executive vice president, HGTV and Food Network. Also based in Knoxville, White is responsible for shepherding original programming ideas, identifying new talent and general program development for the networks. She reports to Page.

White was formerly the SVP of programming for Travel Channel, Food Network and Cooking Channel. She also held the title of SVP of programming for Travel Channel, as well as VP of program development and production for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. She created and launched several of HGTV’s titles including Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Hawaii Life, Caribbean LifeSelling Spelling Manor and Ellen’s Design Challenge.

Before joining Scripps Networks Interactive in 2005, White was director of development and senior producer at Working Dog Productions, where she developed HBO’s Emmy-nominated Dealing Dogs; National Geographic Channel’s Living with Exotics and Designer Dogs; PBS’s The Adirondacks, and more.

Elsewhere, executive Henry S. Schleiff has expanded his portfolio of networks to include Travel Channel, effective immediately. As group president, he is now tasked with driving the success and expansion of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Destination America and American Heroes Channel. Schleiff continues to report to Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer, Discovery.

 

 

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