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Scripps Elevates Two Ad Sales Execs

Scripps Networks Interactive, the company behind HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country -- has promoted two ad sales execs -- Jonathan LaConti and Jim Dowdle.

LaConti has been promoted to senior vice president of Eastern region ad sales for Travel Channel and Great American Country, reporting to Greg Regis, senior vice president of national ad sales for the two networks. LaConti joined the company 12 years ago as an account executive.

Dowdle has been promoted to senior vice president of Midwest and Mid-Central region ad sales for Food Network and Cooking Channel, reporting to Karen Grinthal, senior vice president of national ad sales for the company’s food properties.