Finch Flies To HGTV, Singer Moves Up At DIY

Kathleen Finch has been named general manager at HGTV and Andy Singer is taking her place at DIY Network, both Scripps Networks Interactive properties.

Finch's new position also includes the title senior vice president. She had been DIY's SVP and general manger. At HGTV she will lead all aspects of HGTV's program development and production, working closely with HGTV president Jim Samples to determine and execute strategic direction, Scripps said.

"Kathleen has led DIY Network to spectacular success in ratings, revenue and recognition," Samples said. "Her track record for developing compelling and entertaining programming is strong, and her addition will solidify HGTV's position as America's leader in home and lifestyle programming."

Singer has been SVP of programming at DIY Network the last two years, working closely with Finch to develop shows such as Yard Crashers, Rescue Renovation and This New House. The network also forged partnerships with the Today show, Major League Baseball and the National Football League.

"Beyond his expertise in programming, Andy has proven to be an exceptional leader," Burton Jablin, executive vice president and president of Scripps Networks' home category, said in a release. "His level-headed approach to management and his objective understanding of our category approach to business will serve DIY Network well."

Finch joined DIY from Scripps Networks outlet Food Network, where she was SVP of primetime programming and developed such shows as Unwrapped and Food Network Challenge. Before joining Scripps Networks, she spent 12 years as a producer for CBS News.

Singer joined DIY from HGTV, where he was VP of original programming and supervised hit series and specials including My First Place and House Hunters. He joined Scripps Networks in 2005, after being a producer for VH1.