Phil Kent Tapped for Scripps Networks Interactive Board

Former Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent has been nominated to sit on the board of Scripps Networks Interactive.

Kent retired from TBS in 2013.

He is succeeding David Galloway, who is retiring from the board.

“We are delighted to add a media executive with the knowledge and experience of Phil Kent to the board of Scripps Networks Interactive,” said Scripps Networks Interactive chairman Kenneth Lowe. “Phil has led complex organizations that grew in the face of increased competition, and has a deep understanding of the international media landscape that will be critical as we continue to focus on growth outside the United States. His strategic knowledge and commercial acumen will be invaluable to the board and the company.”

In a 20-year career with Turner, Kent headed up home entertainment, international networks and CNN.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.